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Lionese Serengeti plains

Lionese Serengeti plains
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Copyright: Lenka Gondova (lgfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-18
Categories: Mammals, Savannah
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Tanzania 2008
Date Submitted: 2008-03-01 8:48
Viewed: 5837
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lionese seen at Serengeti plains, Tanzania.This is the first shot from photos taken at last 2 weeks trip to Tanzania.

Taken at National Park Serengeti.
It was 1913 and great stretches of Africa were still unknown to the white man when Stewart Edward White, an American hunter, set out from Nairobi. Pushing south, he recorded: "We walked for miles over burnt out country... Then I saw the green trees of the river, walked two miles more and found myself in paradise."

He had found Serengeti. In the years since White's excursion under "the high noble arc of the cloudless African sky," Serengeti has come to symbolize paradise to many of us. The Maasai, who had grazed their cattle on the vast grassy plains for millennia had always thought so. To them it was Siringitu - "the place where the land moves on forever."

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-01 9:22]

Hi Lenka. I hope you had a good trip. This is a fantastic close up of the Lion . such a fierce look about her face. you have captured it with much detail and colour. I can see the flies around her head. well done TFS. let hope we see many more from your trip.


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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-03-01 12:55]

Gorgeous catch! Excellent detail and crop - and of course the flies do add to it, too! Well done! Cheers, Klaus


A very well composed pic, displaying excellent POV, DOF, sharpness and clarity. The flies add to the character of the pic too. I always like a good pic of one of the Big Cats!


fantastic shot
great timing and the flys flying around the lion looks brilliant
I will go to tanzania in 2 weeks and Im looking forward it
very good shot

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-04 20:01]

Beautiful close up portriat of a female lion in it natural habitat. Wonderful detail you captured, you can see all the flies around and the fur of the lion is nice and sharp. Very natural color. Excellent overall.

Great shot! Seems like the lion is stalking you!! Good composition and the pov in line with the lioness's eyes look good.

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