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Lion

Panthera leo

Description:

Lions live for 10–14 years in the wild, while in captivity they can live longer than 20 years. In the wild, males seldom live longer than 10 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity.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, some have been known to do so. Sleeping mainly during the day, lions are primarily nocturnal, although bordering on crepuscular in nature

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8 Comments

CindyCor
CindyCor 7 years ago

HAHAHA...my necklace was made by some Maasai women that were selling them near a camp I stayed at in the Maasai Mara on the escarpment.

CindyCor
CindyCor 7 years ago

Also, Carol, this big guy was only about 10-12 feet from our Land Rover, so no need for a super zoom on him. He was up close and personal...

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

HA! Thanks for the camera information, but I was really asking about your outfit (necklace). That is funny! Photo information is "Greek" to me. But thanks!

CindyCor
CindyCor 7 years ago

Carol, I use a Canon EOS30D (it's old). As far as lenses go, the one I use most is a zoom 70-300mm, also a zoom 28-135mm, and for wide close ups I use a 17-40mm. Nice lenses but not like the big ones many photographers use. We get close enough that what I have works quite nicely.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 7 years ago

And Cindy, tell me the history of your profile photo accessories. Thanks for sharing photos that are so stunning to me.

CindyCor
CindyCor 8 years ago

Thank-you Maria dB !!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Beautiful series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Great shots !

CindyCor
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CindyCor

Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 10, 2012
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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