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Who is the Boss?

Who is the Boss?
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Copyright: Johan Swanepoel (duckpond) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 29 N: 73] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100-400mm IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-25 18:30
Viewed: 4702
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As almost all of you will know this is a lion. They have some natural habitat in South Africa and they are predators. Just looking at this male it is easy to see why they are called the King of the Jungle.

The scientific name for Lion is Panthera Leo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion) and they can weigh as much as 250 Kg, the females are smaller weighing in at less than 180 Kg. There seems to be at least 13 subspecies of lion. The differentiating factors being; size, mane appearance and location.

I would have preferred snapping this in the Bushveld but the zoo will have to do for now...

Shot Details:
Exposure Time: 1/250 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 400/1 mm
Date Taken: 2005-09-24 11:44

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Ek en Tilana het hom jammer gekry dat hy nog nie 'n punt het nie.

Baie mooi.

Nice portrait of The king like a pussycat

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