Saturday, 13 November 2010

The Closest I've Been To A Lion


It was really hot! Three lions came to rest in the shadow of our jeep. I could have touched this one if I have stretched my arm through the window. :-)
Nogorongoro Crater, Tanzania


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15 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is close!! Diane

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

so close!! very brave shot :) regards

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Wow. This is amazingly close.

Small City Scenes said...

Look at the size of that paw. Yowzer. Lucky you to be right there. How strong was the temptation to touch? MB

chubskulit said...

Lovely shots, especially the paws.

Black Cat

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow wow wow! Amazing and beautiful!

jen said...

EE!! look at the size of those paw pads!! Would have loved to have seen the claws out. (probably better for you that they weren't!) Lovely as always!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my goodness...I think I'd pee in my pants if I was ever that close. Not out of fear......from excitement and the privilege of being so close!! Wow!!!!

Texas Zoo in Victoria is my Camera Critters this week!! I hope to see that you can visit with me also.

Stickup Artist said...

OMG! It feels as if I could reach out my own arm and give that tan fur a touch. Good thing they were hot and not hungry! Truly amazing.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Eeek,

Kay L. Davies said...

Fantastic. I love it, finding shade beside the jeep and going to sleep. They are obviously accustomed to humans and our various contraptions.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wow, now that is close!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh how lovely!! On the trip with Gaelyn in March, the one was standing right by her window so she managed to get some nice shots of it too. :)

cdstrachan said...

I got bitten by a lion once, but thankfully he was only about 6 weeks old, and I just got a scratch :-)

phylliso said...

OMG,it feels as if I`m right THERE!Thank-you for sharing!phylliso