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Nikon D300
Sigma 150-500mm Lens

Inspired by my daughters favorite movie “The Lion King”

The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera, and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight,4 it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with a critically endangered remnant population in Gir Forest National Park in India, having disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times. Until the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, much of Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru.

Lions live for ten to fourteen years in the wild, while in captivity they can live longer than twenty years. In the wild, males seldom live longer than ten years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity.5 They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to bush and forest. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. Lions are apex and keystone predators, although they scavenge as opportunity allows. While lions do not typically hunt humans selectively, some have been known to seek human prey.

The lion is a vulnerable species, having seen a possibly irreversible population decline of thirty to fifty percent over the past two decades in its African range.6 Lion populations are untenable outside of designated reserves and national parks. Although the cause of the decline is not fully understood, habitat loss and conflicts with humans are currently the greatest causes of concern. Lions have been kept in menageries since Roman times and have been a key species sought for exhibition in zoos the world over since the late eighteenth century. Zoos are cooperating worldwide in breeding programs for the endangered Asiatic subspecies


  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you so kindly Scott for that extreemly fast comment. Greatly appreciated as well !

    – Sean Jansen

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent!* "*Thank you for your submission to the Just Fun Group.* ":

  • Thank you Janice, It is always a great pleasure to share with the group. Hope all enjoy !

    – Sean Jansen

  • tcat757
    tcat757almost 5 years ago

  • Thank you ever so much for this awesome banner…….always happy to share with yourself and the group. Hope all enjoy : ))

    – Sean Jansen

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 5 years ago

    They say it’s a hard life for the lions, the heat is terrible for them.

  • Yes heat can take its toll on all animals especially when not much shade is around. I appreciate your wonderful comment and glad you stopped by. Many thanks : )

    – Sean Jansen

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you very kindly Rick…….glad you liked this one : ))

    – Sean Jansen

  • Lyn  Thomsen
    Lyn Thomsenalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Sean , a wonderful example of a beautiful lioness .

  • Thanks so very kindly Lyn……they are such gorgeous cats……..happy I could share……..always appreciated !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    She is so beautiful, Sean. This is an amazing animal portrait.

  • Thanks so very much Lori for your awesome comment. So glad I could share this with you and really appreciate the favorite add. They are such magnificent cats !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 5 years ago

    nice catch

  • Thank you so kindly George for your terrific and kind comment. Happy you liked this one and glad I could share it with you. Appreciated greatly !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Roy B Wilkins
    Roy B Wilkinsalmost 5 years ago

    love cats

  • Thanks kindly Roy for stopping by and commenting. These are indeed so very magestic and beautiful. Glad you enjoyed !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Thank you ever so kindly Svetlana for your terrific comment. Always a pleasure sharing with you !!

    – Sean Jansen

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