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I am back on safer soil with animal captures after the grunge fun. Thanks goodness you say! :P

A pair of mating lions up close. The male is a gorgeous white lion, while the female is of normal coloring. Look close, she is still covered in blood from her last meal and the male is not taking any chances. Mating lionesses are aggressive towards the male in between mating and would attack for no apparent reason. Sounds familiar in human behavior? Hehe. On this particular day we had been lulled into believing it's quite safe but the next moment the female charged at us and one of the Renderosity photographers with me, almost peed her pants. It was the first time in her life she experienced the sheer volume of a growling lion. She was appalled by the strong odor emanating from her gaping mouth, I had my doubts as to the origin though. I am being silly, I know... 

Hey, don't miss the challenge!:

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June 14, 2009
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Jun 14, 2009 1:27:44 pm
great photo!!!!

by flora-crassella Online Now!   Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:28:17 pm
WOW, amazing to see such behavior in these Lions; I had no idea this was all a part of their 'fun'! Look at that female... she's telling that male "come get me NOW!! or else!!" .. lol Now I'm being silly :) GREAT catch; I just love this, piet... :) :)

by tizjezzme Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:30:45 pm
You wanna fight? And then make up.. LOL

by clbsmiley Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:36:19 pm
This is a magnificent capture Piet

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:38:43 pm
Can I take the kitties home with me?

by SusyGoofers Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:44:32 pm
So does he beat her into submission? Interesting photo.

by Fred255 Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:50:19 pm
HAHA I like this Photo and the explanation too and the replies. HAHAHA But i am glad I was not there. I bet i would have done, what the other lady almost did, LOL !

by helanker Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:52:06 pm
Fantastic shot, Piet!! And I like your new profile pic :-P

by Eutopia Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:52:46 pm

by lior Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:54:13 pm
Fantastic moment and capture, Piet!!!

by carlx Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:56:07 pm
That male is such a gorgeous color, isn't he? Beautiful. I recognise the posturing, having quite recently seen footage of the mating behavior of lions in the wild. What a great capture! (I would have been peeing my pants too! :P Yikes!)

by auntietk Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 1:56:11 pm
Yup, very familiar human behavior. We are not so different from the animals we claim are "dumb." I love the wildness of this and you were able to get both faces at once. Phenominal shot!

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 2:05:26 pm
Wow, what a powerful action scene!!

by BorisB Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 2:10:28 pm
Superb pic, thanks for showing.

by jendellas Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 2:35:22 pm
An amazing photo. I probably would have fainted dead away.

by kansas Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 2:37:39 pm
Good girl!!! Some women can learn something from her!!! LOL... Now i'm silly too!! What an awesome capture Piet - in the action so to speak!!! Wonderful white male... just look at that mane!!! Excellent image and narrative!!! :)

by Meisiekind Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 2:39:01 pm
it's a wonderful capture and you sure your lion signs, Piet. A charging lioness would have scared the hell out of me, too!

by Buffalo1 Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 2:43:48 pm
wow that up close there. I know you know your stuff on animals there but still .... super job on the shot

by jocko500 Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 2:58:59 pm
this is excellent capture piet!!

by Minda Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 3:18:06 pm
Wonderful capture. Glad you both got out of there
in one piece. Yes, I can see very well how similar
we are to animals. Aloha

by thevolunteer Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 3:27:10 pm
Excellent idea and perfect realisation

by jeroni Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 3:55:07 pm
Exceptional capture! :)

by emmecielle Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 4:08:33 pm
Real good stuff. Excelent moment and great explanation.

by babuci Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 4:29:26 pm
Magnificent specimens !!!!

by Octaganoid Homepage »

Jun 14, 2009 5:17:34 pm
wow fabulous capture!

by lucindawind Homepage »


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