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White Lion


White Lion
Photo Information
Copyright: John Porter (Jayp) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 22] (106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-23 3:57
Viewed: 3924
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The male lion in the photograph is one of three white lions in a private zoo at Mogo NSW.

There are only 300 examples of this species left and all are in captivity.

White lions are affected by a recessive genetic condition known as leucism. This causes a loss of normal pigmentation in the fur and skin, however, the lips, eyes and paw pads remain the same as the tawny lion.

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Hi John

Was this a roar or a yawn! Which ever, it was a well timed shot. Look at those huge teeth. :-)

Very good capture John. bush behind the lion looks bit shaky however the subject came out very good.

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