What a beauty! The markings are gorgeous. Amazing!
interesting!! i never see so spotted..excellent capture! thank you!
MAGNIFICIENT....just MAGNIFICIENT!!!!ciao ciao elvira
superb photo !this animal is very beautiful ! :)Bye**
I sent a comment through several hours ago, wonder where it went? I asked if the lioness was a youngster, or if the lions in Tanzania are a different spieces to what I know in S.Africa?Beautiful animal whichever. Diane
OOOH! A lioness with spots! Is that common?
@Diane & EG Wow: It's a youngster but I think it's too big to still have so many spots...
She looks beautiful! And scary.Hope you have a great start to your week!Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!
I didn't know there were spotty lions. Always something interesting for me to discover here.
It seems that this lioness kept her juvenile spots. Not the first time and for those interested I recommend to search for informations regarding the spotted lions called "Marozi" of Kenya. Theres also a skin of such a lion in the London Natural History Museum shot by Farmer Michael Trent and some pictures included in J. A. Rudnai's "The social life of the lion: A study of the behaviour of wild lions (Panthera leo massaica [Newmann]) in the Nairobi National Park, Kenya".
A true beauty.
Since I was a youngster I read about these rare spotted lions. Here is the proof some of them must still survive. What a great and pleasant surprise. Wish I could remember the book title, something like "Lion and Tiger Stories," too long ago to remember the author. Checked the book from the bookmobile in Albany, Georgia, back in early 1960's.
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