Enjoy our selection of lion pictures from celebrated wildlife photographers
This is the picture trail of what happens to lions born into a breeding facility in South Africa.
WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society is of the view that canned hunting is an outdated, cruel blood sport that lacks ethical sportsmanship and does not foster conservation of endangered species in the wild. It reflects poorly on our culture and should be considered a crime against society, humanity and nature. To shoot a confined, trapped animal and call it recreational hunting and conservation is simply ludicrous; this is not science, this is not conservation, this is not species survival.
Life in captivity behind bars
Life the way it should be for a lion family
Mwana shares more of his photos with us
Please look at Mwana's website and magnificent pictures which he has posted here. http://www.kanimambocreations.com/world-lion-day.html
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Wildlife photographer Martin Harvey shares his photo's with us
Martin Harvey worked for the National Parks in Zimbabwe and Natal Parks Board in South Africa before eventually becoming a professional wildlife photographer in 1993.
South African based Martin Harvey is an internationally acclaimed photographer and videographer who has an extensive photographic library consisting of wildlife, travel, landscape, aerial and indigenous people from more than 50 different countries.
Wildlife photographer Mwana Bermudes shares his photos with us.
What Mwana says about his photographic experiences:
All these Lions' images were captured in the wild in S.Africa and Botswana during our modest visitor's trips to the main Parks in these countries. It's always a special and a deep spiritual experience to meet these Cats in the wild doing their thing. I grew up in Mozambique and I often visited the Gorongosa National Park and saw prides of over 30 Lions several times, an amazing vision that still appears in our dreams. Two amazing Lions mating in the Manyeleti Reserve just 50 kms from where we live (just adjacent to Kruger). What a lucky and precious day indeed, just them and my self....
http://youtu.be/rmVcNAy3tFE It's a simple video with my own music composition on the background honoring a very special and precious moment of our lives on Earth.