I’m really late to the Travel Theme party this week, and I almost blew it off until I found these pics of an amazing close-up encounter with a lioness at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo that I took back in 2009.
I had seen this particular lioness lounging way at the back of the pen, and she kept watching me as I snapped a few shots of her. I turned in another direction to take a few other shots, and when I turned back the lioness had sauntered over to the very edge of the compound, just a few feet away from me. I must say, the sight of her licking her chops was slightly discomforting.
As it turned out, lunch was not on her mind, and she was just as curious about me as I was about her. She sure is a beauty, isn’t she? Man and beast, just checking each other out, and at least one of us is glad there’s a thick sheet of glass separating us!
Check out more up close and personal stuff at Ailsa’s Travel Theme!
Oh my…she is stunning
Hi Jo … even more so in real life … look at those eyes!!!
good read, excellent wild life!!!
hey there, nonoy … and a real up close and personal nature moment!
We are scared of the tiger but we want to see it closely 🙂
It was cool to see her up close like that, but as I said, I was glad for the thick glass between us, because she was solid and muscular.
Wow, great shots.
thank you, amy! how funny … i see you have a similar lioness as the heading of your blog, which is very cool, btw. looking forward to digging in deeper!
Yes, pretty much the first thing I thought was “that is a much closer shot” 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog as well, I appreciate it.
hi paula … yep, there’s something you don’t see very day!
Wow! Amazing! I was a little late myself joining in in this theme. My photos look rubbish compared to yours.
Hi Jemma … and sorry for the late reply. don’t ever put down your photography, and don’t compare them negatively to others. photography is a personal thing, so do it for the love of it, and strive to get better and better. it’s deeply satisfying. oh, and thanks for visiting!
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I recognise that face Stephen, she is beautiful
Yah, I think she might be the dominant female, because the others seem to treat her with more respect, and I notice she keeps herself very visible. she’s the queen bee!!!
She sure was…
She is gorgeous!! 🙂
… and she seemed so serene. her eyes are amazing!