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JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 00:32
So since joining this site, I've had the oppertunity to browse a lot of beautiful big cat photos. A lot of lions I have seen. I really am fascinated by them, and I was wikipediaing and wanted to learn a little more about big cats, or atleast see photos of them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_cat

I really like the jaguar and puma. They are both just so unique and beautiful. What about you guys?

liza
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 00:35
Lions...

http://EMPhotography.smugmug.com/photos/80618305-M.jpg

...and tigers.

http://EMPhotography.smugmug.com/photos/80622688-M.jpg

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 00:39
Lions...

http://EMPhotography.smugmug.com/photos/80618305-M.jpg

...and tigers.

http://EMPhotography.smugmug.com/photos/80622688-M.jpg

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Actually, I really like tigers too now that I think about it, more then Lions.

Don't apologize. If they weren't so deadly and all I'de cuddle with one (okay, that doesn't sound all that right now does it?) They are so cute and fuzzy and.. yeah. Words don't describe them, haha.

liza
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 00:44
These were taken at a feline rescue center, and I assure you, they're not at all cuddly. Unlike a zoo, there was only chain link separating me from the big cats. They frequently jump up on the fence trying to attack and the males will also spray you if you're not careful. The tigers like to hide in the big tanks of water and wait until you pass by. Then they spring and scare the living daylights out of you. Here's a pic of one doing just that:

http://EMPhotography.smugmug.com/photos/79395349-M.jpg

coreypolis
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 00:45
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/_G3Q9122.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/Lion01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/IMG_6714.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/IMG_6658.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/IG3Q1645.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/IG3Q1534.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/EPV0045.jpg

coreypolis
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 00:45
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/EPV0023.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/CRW_2622.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/viperx27/animals/CRW_2614.jpg

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 00:59
Great photos Corey. I see you posted that great photo I was drooling on the other day (the one taken with the 135 and 2x I believe?) How did his tongue feel on your hand? I'd imagine it tickles. Where'd you take all of those pictures? I want to go to the Toronto Zoo, but I doubt that it will be nearly as fun as shooting them in the wild, and at the same time I'm sure they would have a different feel (i.e. wouldn't be acting the same in a zoo as in wild life.) I love the smirk on the last photo you posted. Looks so... conspicuous? Or maybe Burns like (remember that guy from the Simpsons?)

BTW, are they not as dangerous/viscous? as I think they are? If you can put your hand there then I'm a little surprised. I thought that if you put your hand anywhere near them they would just bite you.

liza
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:04
They can very easily bite you with no prior indication. I was standing inches away from a male who was lying next to the fence. Suddenly, he jumped up and almost knocked me down without warning. And just minutes before, the handler was tickling him through the fence. They're very unpredictable creatures.

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:11
They can very easily bite you with no prior indication. I was standing inches away from a male who was lying next to the fence. Suddenly, he jumped up and almost knocked me down without warning. And just minutes before, the handler was tickling him through the fence. They're very unpredictable creatures.

Interesting.

If you were stuck in their little area in the zoo with them, they would attack you, correct (unless your one of those animal keepers that work there and are trained?)

Still, they are so beautiful. I honestly think they are my favourite animal to look at.

coreypolis
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:16
theres always glas or wire in between, I don't know of anywhere the public can play with big cats, and for a good reason. Hand feeding was fun though.

these are from a mixture of places, the Santa Barbara zoo, woodland park zoo in seattle and Cat tales, a Big cat rehab center in spokane, wa

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:22
theres always glas or wire in between, I don't know of anywhere the public can play with big cats, and for a good reason. Hand feeding was fun though.

these are from a mixture of places, the Santa Barbara zoo, woodland park zoo in seattle and Cat tales, a Big cat rehab center in spokane, wa

Is it a pain in zoos? I haven't been to a zoo for quite some time, and really remember little. I want to go shooting at the Toronto Zoo though. I'm just curious what the lighting is like, and if the fencing gets in the way. I.E. do you fit your lens in between the fence or is it big enough so that you don't need to do so?

Cybnew
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:25
House Cats! (ok...so not phsically big...but their hearts are!) but...other than that... Tigers!

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:30
House Cats! (ok...so not phsically big...but their hearts are!) but...other than that... Tigers!


I'm allergic to house cats. I'm wondering if I'de be allergic to big cats too (dander and stuff?) Hehe. Interesting story about house cats and me I'de rather not get into, but I was tested and I am allergic.

coreypolis
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:30
Michael Reichman of LL has many shots on his site from the Toronto zoo. check them out here: http://luminous-landscape.com/

coreypolis
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:31
I'm allergic to house cats. I'm wondering if I'de be allergic to big cats too (dander and stuff?) Hehe. Interesting story about house cats and me I'de rather not get into, but I was tested and I am allergic.
they make hypoallergenic ones now, they managed to get rid of the protein in the salavia that causes the dander. But it'll cost you US$ 3k

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:34
they make hypoallergenic ones now, they managed to get rid of the protein in the salavia that causes the dander. But it'll cost you US$ 3k

I'm curious if I'm allergic to dogs too. I am guessing he pricked me with dog stuff too, but who knows. I really want to get a dog, but don't know if my family is the right place for a dog, i.e. we might not always have time to walk it or whatever. I'm also scared I could be allergic to one, and like that hypoallergic cat, dogs are not cheap.

When you say they make, what do you mean? It makes you sound like they are artifically creating animals now, haha!

20DNewbie
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 01:56
How about a Liger taken at a Renn Faire?

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2941/ligerheadshoteh9.jpg

And one of him standing(not to happy with this shot though).

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3238/standingligertt8.jpg

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 02:02
Liger?

20DNewbie
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 02:10
Liger?

Yup, a liger. Here's a clip (http://media.putfile.com/Hercules-The-Liger) from the Today show.

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 02:21
Yup, a liger. Here's a clip (http://media.putfile.com/Hercules-The-Liger) from the Today show.
I just wikied it. I don't have WMP on this PC so can't watch the clip. Must say though, the Liger is one cool animal, and cute one too!

20DNewbie
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 02:56
Just found another (http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?p=Liger&btn=Search&tab=Video&ei=UTF-8&b=4&oid=8d76ec3550ffac52&rurl=www.stupidvideos.com&vdone=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fvide o%3Fp%3DLiger%26btn%3DSearch%26tab%3DVideo%26ei%3D UTF-8) one done in Flash, quality is kinda lousy.

Here's a better (http://www.metacafe.com/watch/250610/the_ultimate_predator_the_liger/) one. This one is Sinbad though, he's related to Hercules I just forget how.

Mark0159
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 03:13
I like big cats, and the small ones too.

anyway this is the one I like the best from what I have taken.

http://cuthbert.net.nz/nature/2004/IMG_0610.jpg

I really wish I was going on that safari next year but I hate going anywhere were there is no running water and power.

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 03:26
Did you set that meat up for him?

That photo is great. I love how his paws grip the tree. It's so.. Wow.

Mark0159
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 03:42
thanks.

I guess I should have given a little story behind it. the tiger is at the Auckland zoo. the cat is a Sumatran tiger which is become extect very quickly. Anyway what zoo keepers do is move the meet around and give the tigers something different to do every time they are feed. since they can climb trees (just remember that) they have a big pole in the middle of the enclosure and some times they put the meet on top.

I got a few other photos of the cat just sitting at the bottom just looking at it too. I am glad the camera worked well that time. I had a friend next to me and just as the cat jumped up to get it his camera started to hunt for auto focus.

Pete
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 05:20
Tiger...
http://pete-bennett.smugmug.com/photos/99512089-L.jpg

Another one (colouring is down to genetics)
http://pete-bennett.smugmug.com/photos/99539333-L.jpg

Jaguars are nice too...
http://pete-bennett.smugmug.com/photos/99532761-L.jpg

Scottes
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 10:32
Amur Leopard
http://www.itsanadventure.com/postimages/AmurLeopard_10114.jpg

Bobcat
http://www.itsanadventure.com/postimages/Bobcat_6650.jpg

Kitten
http://www.itsanadventure.com/postimages/Bugsy_0185.jpg
Oops, not a Big Cat, but a darned cute one. (Back then - now he's a demon.)

Jaguar Cub (About 5 months, I think.)
http://www.itsanadventure.com/postimages/JaguarCub_55055.jpg

Snow Leopard
http://www.itsanadventure.com/postimages/SnowLeopard_55103.jpg

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 11:10
thanks.

I guess I should have given a little story behind it. the tiger is at the Auckland zoo. the cat is a Sumatran tiger which is become extect very quickly. Anyway what zoo keepers do is move the meet around and give the tigers something different to do every time they are feed. since they can climb trees (just remember that) they have a big pole in the middle of the enclosure and some times they put the meet on top.

I got a few other photos of the cat just sitting at the bottom just looking at it too. I am glad the camera worked well that time. I had a friend next to me and just as the cat jumped up to get it his camera started to hunt for auto focus.

Neat! There are a few Sumatran tigers at the Toronto Zoo I believe.

Great photos everybody. Maybe this should be moved into the wild life section, as I didn't realize so many people would generously share beautiful photos.

Does anyone think the jaguar photo posted shows off their very unique pattern, something like a cheetahs and leopards (which by the way are also very beautiful!)

tommykjensen
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 12:13
A few of my favorite big cat photos.

All shot in Copenhagen zoo. Hopefully next year I can post photos of big cats in Namibia :D

http://photo.klein-jensen.dk/photo.php?n=zoo041009lioncrop.jpg

http://photo.klein-jensen.dk/photo.php?n=zoo050306leopard2.jpg

http://photo.klein-jensen.dk/photo.php?n=zoo050101lion2.jpg

http://photo.klein-jensen.dk/photo.php?n=zoo041002cubs4.jpg

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 13:22
Cute photos. Man, I have a weakness for big cats :(.

Greg_C
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 15:54
No.1
http://www.steadyhands.net/photogallery/albums/temp/image5205.jpg


No.2
http://www.steadyhands.net/photogallery/albums/temp/image1680.jpg


No.3
http://www.steadyhands.net/photogallery/albums/temp/image5201.jpg


No.4
http://www.steadyhands.net/photogallery/albums/temp/image5206.jpg

JaGWiRE
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 16:31
Greg, what is the species of the cat in the 2nd photo? The fur colors blend so beautifully.

Great photos by the way.

Greg_C
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 16:59
Greg, what is the species of the cat in the 2nd photo? The fur colors blend so beautifully.

Great photos by the way.
Thanks for the comments. He's a Bengal Tiger. He's at a local theme park called Dreamworld. They have Tiger Island (http://www.dreamworld.com.au/content/standard3.asp?name=TigersAtDreamworld). That shot is about 2yrs old. Maybe time to visit again.:grin: I'm sure the kids won't mind.:wink:

The first Tiger and the two Cheetahs are up at Australia Zoo (http://www.crocodilehunter.com/australia_zoo/index.html). We visit Aust. Zoo about once a year and their exhibit is a bit better for getting close ups because of the glass wall - if you get there before the kids face prints make a mess of it. Dreamworld on the other hand have a large empty moat and fence arrangement.

reewik
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 17:44
Here are a few :

Clouded Leopard:
http://static.flickr.com/88/277863454_0ee8283434.jpg

Tiger:
http://static.flickr.com/91/277835963_f082c02ab9.jpg

fishyone
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 18:44
Here are some more. Jaguar, I think

fishyone
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 18:45
One more

KatmanDu
27th of October 2006 (Fri), 18:54
Cougar, but I don't have any pictures of my own to post.

K_AMJ
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 01:38
Mine is Tiger:

http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/59605861
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/64249109
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/58013449

JaGWiRE
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 02:54
Mine is Tiger:

http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/59605861
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/64249109
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/58013449

I must say, the tiger could possibly have the most beautiful face of all the big cats, but they are all so beautiful it's hard to really critique. I love the second and third photo. The third one reminds me of when cats go and drink out of the toilet, and the second reminds me of a really natural cat pose that all cats seem to do.

That tiger island site was really cool! Great photos everyone, I am really enjoying them.

MARKinCORNWALL
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 14:31
Another one (colouring is down to genetics)
http://pete-bennett.smugmug.com/photos/99539333-L.jpg




Pete this is fantastic, love the setting and framing and such a majestic pose, just a shame about the fence in the background

Mark:)

JaGWiRE
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 15:03
Pete this is fantastic, love the setting and framing and such a majestic pose, just a shame about the fence in the background

Mark:)

I like the smirk / expression on his face. It's the "What you looking at.." expresison, haha.

condyk
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 15:08
Big Cats? My favourite is the Cheetah but I haven't yet seen one in the wild.

But Franny and Zooey can dream too ...

http://www.buzzdns.com/africats600.jpg

http://www.buzzdns.com/lion600border.jpg

JaGWiRE
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 15:32
Big Cats? My favourite is the Cheetah but I haven't yet seen one in the wild.

But Franny and Zooey can dream too ...

http://www.buzzdns.com/africats600.jpg

http://www.buzzdns.com/lion600border.jpg
Lovely photo, especially the first one, even if it isn't of a big cat, haha.

I wonder, do big and small cats get along? Can they mate with eachother, etc. It seems like if Tigers and Lions can do it, perhaps small and big cats could too? Well, I'm nuts, so whatever.

condyk
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 15:36
Can they mate with eachother, etc. It seems like if Tigers and Lions can do it, perhaps small and big cats could too? Well, I'm nuts, so whatever.

Kid ... asking those kind of sick questions is a direct route into all kinds of adult perversions in later life :confused: :confused: :rolleyes: Be careful.

IanC_UK
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 16:00
Hmmm cant pic a favourite big cat ! :) Amur Leopard is up towards top of the list though :)

Tiger
http://www.cookster.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/tiger2.jpg

Another Tiger
http://www.cookster.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/tiger3.jpg

Leopard
http://www.cookster.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/leopard1.jpg

Cheetah
http://www.cookster.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/cheetaha.jpg

JaGWiRE
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 16:24
Kid ... asking those kind of sick questions is a direct route into all kinds of adult perversions in later life :confused: :confused: :rolleyes: Be careful.

Condyk, in all honesty, I fear it's too late to save me from those sort of things. :(.

Ian, great photos! I love the eye thing going on in the last photo. I also like how you got the other tiger in the background, but also how he is out of focus.

The second photo is really neat too. The face is really beautiful.

K_AMJ
29th of October 2006 (Sun), 01:13
Thanks so much for your kind comment, JaGWiRE.

JaGWiRE
29th of October 2006 (Sun), 01:28
Thanks so much for your kind comment, JaGWiRE.

No problem. Honestly, just about every photo in this thread is amazing. I've really enjoyed looking through them, I guess I have a thing for big cats!

IanC_UK
29th of October 2006 (Sun), 04:57
Thanks for the comments JaGWiRE :)

One of my favourite subjects to take photo's of :)

odvdveer
29th of October 2006 (Sun), 05:37
Lion (this is a white one)

Olga

arkturas
29th of October 2006 (Sun), 09:23
Taken whilst in South Africa, lioness her eyes fixed on two male buffalo bulls on the crest of a hill -
Canon EF 100-400 AV 400mm @ F8 - ISO 400 1/500 sec

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/48/lioness3xl4.jpg

RgB
30th of October 2006 (Mon), 21:24
Lions are my favourite then Tigers.

Last weekend I when to the Zoo and captured these Cats.

All taken through a glass enclosure with my 30D and 75-300 III.

EXIF Summary: 1/500s f/5.6 ISO640 300mm
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/cats/cat1.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/500s f/5.6 ISO640 300mm
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/cats/cat2.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/125s f/5.0 ISO1000 170mm
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/cats/cat3.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/320s f/4.0 ISO640 80mm
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/cats/cat4.jpg
EXIF Summary: 1/500s f/4.5 ISO640 105mm
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/cats/cat5.jpg

MitsuJDM
30th of October 2006 (Mon), 21:41
Here are basically my only two shots of big cats from the Phila. Zoo

http://static.flickr.com/105/284209633_93f4f69ad0_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/121/284209632_34a316ad71_o.jpg

Sir Tony
30th of October 2006 (Mon), 22:12
Leopard
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/7402/img1360kw6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Lion
http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/1696/img1361sz6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

RgB
30th of October 2006 (Mon), 22:14
How about a Liger taken at a Renn Faire?

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/2941/ligerheadshoteh9.jpg

And one of him standing(not to happy with this shot though).

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3238/standingligertt8.jpg

No offence but I think it's wrong to mate two different species of cat. The genetic defects are horrible. They also can't ever re-produce.

JaGWiRE
30th of October 2006 (Mon), 22:54
No offence but I think it's wrong to mate two different species of cat. The genetic defects are horrible. They also can't ever re-produce.

Really? I never even knew that. Interesting. Who does the breeding (zoos?), or do the cats do this themself (I doubt that'd happen?)

K_AMJ
31st of October 2006 (Tue), 02:48
Some more Tigers:
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/58334578
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/60707682
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/62024422

RgB
31st of October 2006 (Tue), 03:40
Really? I never even knew that. Interesting. Who does the breeding (zoos?), or do the cats do this themself (I doubt that'd happen?)

Well they should never keep a male Lion and a female Tiger in the same cage.

These animals have one goal in life to successfully bring up cubs so that their genes can continue.

Some desperate small Zoo's probably do it to attract more people but I doubt it would work.

tommykjensen
31st of October 2006 (Tue), 03:44
Who does the breeding (zoos?), or do the cats do this themself (I doubt that'd happen?)

In Copenhagen Zoo all the animals take care of that part themself. The lions for instance have had cubs cubs 5 or 6 times the last 2-3 years. (no mixing of different animals)

RgB
31st of October 2006 (Tue), 03:51
Jagwire this thread is pretty cool I use to search for these photos on the web before I got into photography which wasn't so long ago, the calibre of photos here are unreal; keep it up yal;)

birch
31st of October 2006 (Tue), 08:27
Just want to add that lion tiger crosses can breed, lions and tigers are genetically very close.

Cheetahs are according to me the best cat, big or small. These two shots where taken at the De Wildt Cheetah Center.

arkturas
31st of October 2006 (Tue), 09:47
good to see some more South Africans kicking about

JaGWiRE
31st of October 2006 (Tue), 12:33
Jagwire this thread is pretty cool I use to search for these photos on the web before I got into photography which wasn't so long ago, the calibre of photos here are unreal; keep it up yal;)

I agree. Sometimes I wonder why POTN doesn't create a wikipedia thread where we could speak about where to upload photos to articles that are missing a photo, i.e. a cheetah page (no idea if it has a photo or not, could be a crappy one.)

20DNewbie
3rd of November 2006 (Fri), 07:21
No offence but I think it's wrong to mate two different species of cat. The genetic defects are horrible. They also can't ever re-produce.

Not to worry, none taken.

According to the handlers it happened on it's own as they release groups of different cats into large multi-acre size enclosures. They also said that they are able to reproduce.http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h171/ltisbomb/dance.gif

RgB
3rd of November 2006 (Fri), 08:50
Just want to add that lion tiger crosses can breed, lions and tigers are genetically very close.

Cheetahs are according to me the best cat, big or small. These two shots where taken at the De Wildt Cheetah Center.

< Quote out out of Wikipedia

Male ligers are sterile, but female ligers are fertile and can breed with tigers (resulting in ti-ligers) or to lions (resulting in li-ligers). Ti-ligers are more tiger-like, having a greater percentage of tiger genes. Li-ligers are more lion-like, having a greater percentage of lion genes. The fertility of hybrid big cat females is well-documented across a number of different hybrids.
---
According to the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, accredited zoos frown on the practice of mixing two different species and have never bred ligers. Keeping the two species separate has always been standard procedure.>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liger

lev
3rd of November 2006 (Fri), 13:34
Haven't seen a tiger in the wild yet, so this would be my fav at the mo!

Wild in Tanzania
Full frame.



http://ct.pbase.com/o4/38/551238/1/62193791.Snteaxde._J9B8013.jpg

JaGWiRE
3rd of November 2006 (Fri), 14:34
Haven't seen a tiger in the wild yet, so this would be my fav at the mo!

Wild in Tanzania
Full frame.



http://ct.pbase.com/o4/38/551238/1/62193791.Snteaxde._J9B8013.jpg

Can't see the photo?

edit: never mind.

Great pose and blend of colors!

SimonBl
3rd of November 2006 (Fri), 22:18
Guys, I have just got back (well, a week ago) from a work trip to South Africa, where I was fortunate enough to have some free time.

The following, although I would like to say otherwise, weren't taken anywhere like Kruger (we didn't see ANY lions there on our quick flit in and out), but were taken at a place called Lion Park which is between Jo'Burg and Pretoria. There are 4 prides of lions here, including some rare white lions. You also get to 'pet' lion cubs, which was a pretty surreal experience. The baby Jackal didn't like me rubbing his belly though!.

Here are some of the lion pics from the drive through:

http://www.pbase.com/simonb/image/69662834.jpg


"One of the white lion cubs"



http://www.pbase.com/simonb/image/69662835.jpg


"A cub temporarily separated from his mum"



http://www.pbase.com/simonb/image/69662836.jpg


"A cub trying to get up the courage to cross the road"



http://www.pbase.com/simonb/image/69662837.jpg


"My scratching post is bigger than your kitty cats!"


http://www.pbase.com/simonb/image/69662838.jpg


"Part of the Pride"


http://www.pbase.com/simonb/image/69662841.jpg


"Taking it easy"



More here: http://www.pbase.com/simonb/lion_park

Cheers,

Simon....

SimonBl
3rd of November 2006 (Fri), 22:19
Haven't seen a tiger in the wild yet, so this would be my fav at the mo!

Wild in Tanzania
Full frame.


Lev, great photo. Well done.

Simon....

liza
3rd of November 2006 (Fri), 23:28
Seeing that white lion reminded me of this pic. Meet India, a blind white tiger who also lives at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. The blindness came from inbreeding, by the way.

http://EMPhotography.smugmug.com/photos/80626378-L.jpg

JaGWiRE
4th of November 2006 (Sat), 00:01
I think I love big cats.

RgB
4th of November 2006 (Sat), 01:36
Eternal Enemies is a great Documentary that was on National Geographic.

Walking with Lions is great too, they filmed the Lions on foot as Jeeps couldn't access the bush where they were filming.

I just Love Lions my family used to thing i was crazy because i always used to talk about them.

RgB
4th of November 2006 (Sat), 01:42
Haven't seen a tiger in the wild yet, so this would be my fav at the mo!

Wild in Tanzania
Full frame.



http://ct.pbase.com/o4/38/551238/1/62193791.Snteaxde._J9B8013.jpg

Wow you Tanzania photos on your web site are top notch amazing:)

Looks like the Ungoro Goro Crater is that were you were.

That place is a real Garden of Eden. A wildlife photographers paradise (actually anyone's in my opinion)

All you photos deserve publication their just beautiful.

Colectivly and indavidually your wildlife photos are the best I've seen. I have bookmarked your site and plan to return many times, keep up the great work and thanks for sharing and inspiring.

RgB
4th of November 2006 (Sat), 08:06
Here one more from the Zoo in Sydney.
EXIF Summary: 1/500s f/5.6 ISO640 300mm 75-300mm III Canon 30D
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/cats/lion2.jpg

JaGWiRE
4th of November 2006 (Sat), 13:17
Here one more from the Zoo in Sydney.
EXIF Summary: 1/500s f/5.6 ISO640 300mm Canon30D
http://homepage.mac.com/danielsperanza/cats/lion2.jpg

That's cool. Looks like you did a portrait in a studio or something, with the great pose and fact that you even put a little frame (or is better wording canvas?) around it.

Richard T
4th of November 2006 (Sat), 14:12
Tiger

http://static.flickr.com/91/223997520_d898a8a747_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/60/223986829_1233abc6e5_o.jpg



Lion

http://static.flickr.com/74/224007833_9e5799b612_o.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/82/230131691_2f10531df9_o.jpg

K_AMJ
5th of November 2006 (Sun), 03:53
Another Tiger:
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/image/69693033

Mark0159
5th of November 2006 (Sun), 19:22
wow, some really cool shots everyone, you are reminding me to go back to the zoo again.

Dusty
5th of November 2006 (Sun), 21:13
I took this one while visiting Sydney's Taronga Zoo (Australia).
Quite a difficult shot since there was a crowd in front of me and I was shooting through the safety glass.
The shot was hand held using the 200mm L and the 2x tele converter giving me 400mm at f/5.6, 1/125 sec, 800 ISO.

JaGWiRE
5th of November 2006 (Sun), 22:07
I'm curious about the sharpness of the 200 and 2x, do you have a 100% crop of the meat?

Dusty
5th of November 2006 (Sun), 22:29
I'm curious about the sharpness of the 200 and 2x, do you have a 100% crop of the meat?
Here ya go.....

RgB
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 00:40
I took this one while visiting Sydney's Taronga Zoo (Australia).
Quite a difficult shot since there was a crowd in front of me and I was shooting through the safety glass.
The shot was hand held using the 200mm L and the 2x tele converter giving me 400mm at f/5.6, 1/125 sec, 800 ISO.

LOL mine was shot under the exact same conditions at Toronga Zoo. All of them are from Toronga zoo and my 75-300mm.

RgB
6th of November 2006 (Mon), 00:42
I wasn't happy to see the star of the Zoo in my opinion behind a glass enclosure.