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King of the Beasts

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 23 August 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

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, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia (where an endangered remnant population resides in Gir Forest National Park in India) while other types of lions have 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.

PENTAX K-5 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

And king are quiet, when the peace is in kingdom (even if it is a small kingdom)

23 Aug 2014 6:31am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

23 Aug 2014 6:35am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique capture!

23 Aug 2014 7:00am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

'Do Not Disturb' probably applies here. Magnificent animal.

23 Aug 2014 8:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid photo !!! Beautiful portrait of the King !

23 Aug 2014 9:12am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic portratit!!!

23 Aug 2014 11:08am

Helen from Australia

Nice shot

23 Aug 2014 11:35am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent !

23 Aug 2014 12:43pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Magnificent image of this majestic King of the Forest :))

23 Aug 2014 1:41pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

W O N D E R F U L !

23 Aug 2014 4:46pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un petit coup de pompe pour le Roi...mais il ne faut pas s y fier, il veille... :):)

23 Aug 2014 11:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A wonderful portrait! He looks very regal sitting there!

24 Aug 2014 12:10am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh génial

24 Aug 2014 7:04am

Sam from Chennai, India

A Great portrait of the king. Beautifully done, Eric! :)

25 Aug 2014 3:11am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A magnificent portrait!

25 Aug 2014 2:32pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)