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King of the Kalahari by MorkelErasmus King of the Kalahari by MorkelErasmus
Simply the most beautiful and imposing male lion I have ever encountered in the wild. Look at that mane! He looks almost like the extinct Barbary Lion. The Kalahari is a special place, and he rules a pride resident around the Kij Kij area of the Nossob river.

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RedqueenAllison Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   General Artist
I'm So Happy That We Still Have Lions In This World, And It's All Thanks To Those Who Are Fighting To Save Them!
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FTSArts Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Mufasa! :heart: 
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nitrocyborc Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
tough
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
:)
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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ghost111999111 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a colourful mane
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you - he is a beaut
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Hunkinart Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Another nice shot! Baie mooi maar gevaarlik! 😜
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Dankie :)
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Nicozilla Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great Photo I am a dummy! 
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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jixustudios Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing shot.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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Zadoptemall Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Nice! You ever read "Cry of the Kalahari'? It's a book documenting the travel journal of a pair of newlyweds who were one of the first to study of lions and brown hyenas in that region, before it was well known. I highly recommend it! www.amazon.com/Cry-Kalahari-Ma... ( the couple went on to write two other books about similar animal studies, but it's full of their daily struggles as they lived in the Kalahari for several months and nearly starved to death in trying to get enough research together to bring in funding- a total page turner.) I think their work went to Nat Geo?


 I shall call him 'Bones'. 

Gotta wonder if that red isn't just leftover from his lunch...?
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks I've heard of the book but have yet to read it!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Artist
GAME ON.....
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D indeed...
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Artist
8-)
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Putnik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
beauty
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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hhamlet Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
This is truly an imposing lion. I really like your work. :)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot! :)
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savasrule Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot
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savasrule Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
np
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CelticEarth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a beautiful and majestic lion. Amazing shot.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks...
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krhyme0133 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
awesome picture!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot!
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:iconxleane:
xLeane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW, awesome shot!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks...
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Mugsh0t Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Hello! I love your photography! Literally all shots! I was wondering what type of camera you have? I'm guessing a lens attachment? I have been looking for the best sort of camera for close up animal shots, (Cat eyes, etc.) Any ideas?
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi - thanks for the compliment.
Any proper DSLR with a quality telephoto or zoom lens will do nicely.
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Mugsh0t Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Your welcome! - Thank you, that helped me greatly.
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot mate. Beautiful lighting on the face and eyes!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks Lawrie!
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries buddy :)
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liguha Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know why his mane has that pinkish tinge to it?
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
yes - it's blood - they fed on a kill during the night.
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DCRPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A W E S O M E.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Photographer
great shot :D
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks...
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wiingzz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, what a majestic animal!
this shot is beautifull and really show the power of a lion :D
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanx
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Very impressive... the lion, and the shot!
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you...
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
your fantastic photography has been featured in :iconnaturalworldartists: [link]
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you...
:)
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