На протяжении веков, львы были укоренены в наших сердцах и умах как символ красоты, силы и храбрости, — но против силы человечества, лев, несомненно,слаб.

Чуть более 30 000 львов осталось в дикой природе. Потеря среды обитания, браконьерство и трофейная охота все это приводит к постепенному уничтожению популяции с пугающей скоростью.

FunToMass напоминает нам, что львы удивительное животное, достойное нашего восхищения и защиты.

THe most beautiful full mained male lions are found in the Massai Mara, Kenya

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Panthera leo

Subject(s): African Lion (Panthera leo leo) IUCN Status: Vulnerable (Lion) Location: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana Camera Details: Nikon D3s, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II, Badger beanbag over vehicle window Camera Settings: f5.6, 1/800 SS, ISO-2500 Post-Processing: exposure balance, sharpening, cropping, contrast/clarity, noise reduction, dodge/burn Story: Witnessing a pride of lions making a kill from the stalking to the final devouring is a riveting experience, showing the circle of life in Africa in full force. This particular chase took place literally on the border between South Africa and Botswana in the Kalahari desert. We headed out first thing in the morning, hoping to find a pride of lions we had sat with the previous evening as they were waking up for the night. One always hopes to find them on a fresh kill, but on this morning we found them on a stark open plain in hunting mode, focused on two young Eland that were milling about. The grace and lithe body of this lioness, combined with her intense focus as she chased after a young eland, makes for a pulse-pounding action sequence...of which this frame is my favourite.

Portrait of Lion (Panthera leo nubica) pride male baring teeth, with wind-blown mane, Masai Mara, Kenya

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