Thursday, August 28, 2008

Male Lion Pictures

They are such majestic creatures...and yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate from the African savannah. Previously thought to number around one hundred thousand, it is now estimated that nearly twenty three thousand lions exist today in the whole of Africa - most of them in protected reserves. Outside of designated game parks the graceful cats are vanishing rapidly from the wild. Here are thirteen pictures of Male Lions - the kings of beasts - from Bill Dow's archives.


male lion
Rowdy

male lion
Rowdy

male lion
Cyrus

male lion
Cyrus

male lion
Leo

male lion
Rowdy

male lion
Henson

male lion
Zeus

male lion
Casey

male lion
Zeus

male lion
Freedom

male lion
Rowdy

male lion
Rowdy

All the big cats reside at Shambala Preserve in California, supported by the tireless efforts of Roar Foundation.

ps. The Friends of Maasai Lions wall is up, here.

12 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Awesome lion photos! Wow.

Rascal said...

Very impressive! He's a very handsome fellow. Almost as handsome as Me.

wildcatsthree said...

what big beautiful boys they are - I'm glad they're being taken care of so well.

China Cat said...

Wow, what wonderful lion pictures!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

monkeybunkey said...

OMK!!!! those pics are amazing. those cats are even more amazing. more like PHENOM!!! YOWZAS!!! if i hadn't left a comment, and just thought to myself........i would have been soooo wowed that i would be speechless. i have so much to say that i have to blog about it so others can see your truly amazing gift and talent and love for animals." Love, Monkey

paws. und: you have a special quality and i admire it very much.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie kazowie, the lions are just SOOOOOO handsum and kool and amazing! Mom just loves lions. Thankies so much fur keepin us up on konservashun efforts. They simply must be proteckted and preserved, they are such majestick big cats.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

The pictures are really beautiful. Wow, Chairman Mao, I like your spelling!

Anonymous said...

This is outstanding!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful !!!!! They scream power...

Anonymous said...

God, the Almighty creator, has a great imagination!

Anonymous said...

God, the Almighty creator, has a great imagination!

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