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Pumphouse Guard


Pumphouse Guard
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Copyright: Reinier van Gijsen (moemf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4100
Exposure: f/4.9
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-04 6:24
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 11
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This the pumphouse in the Mabuasehube Game Park in Botswana. There is a pride of lions (my dad Nico posted a close-up of this male earlier)that have made this their favourite resting place. On thes day the pride was resting under in the shade of some bushes 50 m or so from this pumhouse. As we turned around we noticed this big male taking his nap inside. Imagine being a worker and walking around this pumphouse and find this! Since the steel gate was broken off, what better guard...
This is a typical black maned Kalahari Lion, the largest lion and the most aggressive. They have to be extremely tough to survive the harsh conditions of the Kalahari.

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Nice shot.
Cong.

very good dog guard :)

Hi Reinier
A very nice shot, and one undervalued because this is the type of thing one rarely encounters, and it is also a nice, big male.
And not stupid. he knows the cement floor is cool, and he is in the shade, and there are less ticks. TFS, a delightfull pic. Soory, I do not know where to turn my tail and do not get to see or comment as before.

Very pleasing capture. An once in a lifetime experience. Also very funny to see the lion in the "kleinhuisie" :)

Well done.

  • Good 
  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-08-23 10:24]

Original picture....

Ridfa

  • Great 
  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-11-13 10:59]

Interesting image, well done and original.

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