Taking a good photo of lions during a limited stay in a game reserve is very difficult as most of the day the lions are resting if not in deep slumber.
These two became slightly curious when our 4WD approached. It was an effort for them to raise their heads for a second or two.
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rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-17 3:30
hi klaudio. these should be two runaway bros expelled from a large herd. their manes are bright and short, and looking how handsome they are, it won't be difficult for them to be accepted in new herds. of course they will need to fight for it (and probably kill the existing cubs) but that's strict savannah rules. very good photo of this charismatic couple.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-17 3:31
Very aptly titled that is exactly what their fixed stare imply :-) Excellent wild life shot with nice clarity and natural colours. Such majestic animals I hope they last this century at least. Thanks for sharing a superb shot.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-17 5:39
lovely Lions shot this! A real sense of their lazy daytime attitude, but also a little sense of the real menace too close an approach could prompt. The sleeping giant and all captured so beautifully. Like this one a lot!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Sergiom (85977) 2014-01-17 5:59
Je ne tendrais certainement le bras pour vérifier si il ont faim. J'aime beaucoup la maničre qu'ils regardent tous les deux dans ta direction, comme si ils regardaient un menu au restaurant.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-01-17 6:09
Hello Claudio. A photo how can it not be better. The title fits perfectly. Best composition and technical quality. Really excellent.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
dkmurphys (62789) 2014-01-17 8:48
The king and his queen... Lovely animals, I like a lot this family portrait from the wildness.
Enjoy the weekend.
mesutilgim (96718) 2014-01-17 14:14
Hello dear Klaudio,
You've made this capture and are still alive ?
Great models for a great capture.
TFS and have a nice weekend
emka (104196) 2014-01-17 23:36
Hello Klaudio, I was not so lucky. I saw lions but they were rather far away. Here they are so close and you have an eye contact with them. Splendid shot.
have a nice weekend
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-18 2:10
una bella cattura.
I due leoni sono inseriti molto bene in una composizione piacevole caratterizzata da colori eccellenti e straordinaria nitidezza.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dekanski (5900) 2014-01-18 9:11
dovoljno je to što si imao priliku da napraviš ovakvu fotografiju. Uz to uhvatio si sjajan trenutak. Boje su sjajne!
Royaldevon (41770) 2014-01-18 12:08
I suppose it's better to see lions feeling a little sleepy than stalking your 4WD, with the intention of feeding! Actually, I can see a big similarity between these big cats and my little cats. My little cats tend to laze around, like this, for most of the day! Ears prick when food is in the offing or, on warm days, if there are birds near the feeders ... again, thoughts of food!!
You have got a good shot of these two. They are both looking at the camera, their details are sharp and they create a good composition, like yin and yang!
My warm regards,
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-01-19 2:41
The lions are certainly engaged with the photographer here. The image is nicely balanced with one lion being the main subject and the other being partly obscured. Very good depth of field extending to cover both lions while the background thicket is gently blurred. Great shot.
abmdsudi (57160) 2014-01-20 7:15
An excellent shot of this noble beast in a very natural location. Fantastic detail, pose and the inquisitive expression but i think those eyes are wonderful
heightening this shot really good. Great, based on the focal length, you were able to get right up close to the dangerous animals within feet of them with only a protective barrier of 4WD with the windows down! Indeed a life time experience and thks for sharing this beautiful shot, Congrats.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-20 7:37
Beautiful animals but I don't like the way they are looking at you, you for lunch? Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-20 21:58
Super capture of these two sleepy lions, they both appear to be looking at you as if to say why did you wake us.
Well managed light and I like the fact we are looking through the scrub.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-24 12:37
Very intersting scene you show us here,
Perfect focusing,exposure and DOF,Superb shot.
cagla (4342) 2014-01-25 3:37
Dobar dan Klaudio, The sharpness is very good, considering the fact two wild cats are so close to you..They seem so innocent like one can sleep together with them lying on their fur. Once the Ottoman Sultans used to own a kind of zoo in the borders of the Topkapı Palace, and there were lions, elephants, girafes and many other kinds of exotic animals,which were sent as gifts for the Sultan. Have a good weekend.
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-01-25 7:37
Excellent wildlife shot of the pair of lions.Perfect colors and sharpness.Had the shot been taken in a wildlife sanctuary,it is certainly a classic effort.TFS.
drweizy (540) 2014-01-26 8:00
two big cats. a brave shot, thank you. and good summer days.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-31 7:14
magnificent animals even having their lazy afternoon - I like how they seem to pose for this photo. Very nice tighter framing. The branches and the bushes give an idea of the surroundings very well. The dOF has been properly done - I like the depth in here.
Thanks for sharing
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-02-06 21:29
now thats a rare sight and a shot.and the lions look so carelessly elegant.lucky to be there.
jmdias (67165) 2014-02-13 4:44
I found lions in Etosha NP only two times, onme was walking and very tired of the heat. its hair wasn't so mighty like these ones. your image is very beautiful, with excellent quality and the personages well framed. very nice job.