Australian Safari: Lion

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EVA_L on January 18, 2008

Great, Yan! Lion looks gorged. Greetings. Eva

Ian Stehbens on January 18, 2008

Dear Eva,

Isn't he just handsome! He is rather content. Or proud. His meals arrive on time, in just the right healthy quantities. He never has to stalk for days on end hoping to make a successful kill. He never has to deny the hyenas or the wild hunting dogs their carrion. And he has the ideal number of lionesses in his pride.

But I would prefer to have been able to say that I took this somewhere in Botswana!! Oh well, Dubbo Plains Zoo is the next best.

Yan

steandeb on January 27, 2008

graet shot of the king of the jungle!thanks for the kind words !

Ian Stehbens on January 28, 2008

Thankyou Steandeb and Eva. Such moments may be special for children, but for me they are awe-inspiring.

Ian /Yan

mogens13 on January 29, 2008

This handsome fellow seems to think: 'Go away, don't disturb me, I want my lunchrest in peace.'

Mogens.

A.SKINNER on April 13, 2008

Magnificent Lion Ian, the light on his face is splendid...Anita

Ian Stehbens on April 13, 2008

Dear Mogens,

I apologise for not acknowledging your message sent in January. I am sorry I missed it, but nevertheless it is appreciated. He certainly was content.

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Glad you like him too, Anita.

And by the way, the first group of the promised images is up: panoramas of the Calder Valley at Elland and Halifax. For you, Anita.

Ian

♥ Eleni From Greece … on December 12, 2008

My horoscope is Leo.. Well , They are kings No doubt !!!

Ian Stehbens on December 12, 2008

Thank you for your visit, Eleni. I see you like animals (birds, cats, dogs, rabbits, donkeys) and have them in your album, but not a lion. I am pleased you like my "wild" lion!

Ian in Sydney

CatsAroundTheWorld on July 29, 2009

Wow! Wow! Wow!

TonyWalker Studio4t1 on July 29, 2009

Wow very majestic Lion Ian Stehbens

Greetings from England.

~ Denise Cottin ~ on July 29, 2009

Beautiful!

Ian Stehbens on July 30, 2009

CAT W, studio4t1 and Dennise,

Thanks for your visit and acknowledgement of this wonderful animal.

Perhaps you have seen the recent footage of the two Australians who raised a lion cub in their London flat, and then transported it to Kenya for release into the savanna. I think it was about a year later they returned, and the wonderful reunion of the lion and the men was filmed. The lion immediately recognized them and bounded to greet them with a most remarkable embrace.

Ian

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Photo taken in Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Obley Road, Dubbo NSW 2830, Australia

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