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IMG01491 Lion (Panthera leo)
24-SEP-2005 Arno Meintjes

IMG01491 Lion (Panthera leo)



The Latin name of Panthera leo krugeri is not limited to white lions. It applies to all South African lion subspecies; the prides of which are mostly located in Kruger National Park and nearby game reserves. White lions are not albino as they have pigmentation which shows particularly in eye, paw pad and lip colour. The correct term for their condition is leucism, a state where there is near-normal eye colour, but loss of pigment in the skin and fur. The cause of the unusual colouration is the same as for the white tiger. A recessive gene which results in the white appearance is found in a very small number of captive lions.

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Thierry Lucas11-Dec-2008 20:03
Beautiful shot. V
Robyco26-Feb-2007 08:39
Great to see and great shot (V)
Really love the pride expression he has.
1moremile03-Jun-2006 01:39
Beautiful. Voted.
Yvonne01-Apr-2006 07:52
Magnificent animal, superb shot - a real classic!
Jeremy31-Mar-2006 12:12
Great shot of a majestic and beautiful creature! Voted.
Kelly Giannii14-Mar-2006 19:09
Wow! Hes beatiful! Great shot too!
carol j. phipps08-Mar-2006 02:59
Wow! GMV
Sue Beatrice14-Feb-2006 16:07
Superb, outstanding, spectacular... I need some new adjectives for this shot. Voted!
photokhan08-Feb-2006 00:11
Impressing animal, beautiful shot...
Carson Hampton06-Feb-2006 15:33
Beautiful shot!
Focus01-Feb-2006 23:30
A stunning and beautiful shot of a stunning and beautiful captured this perfectly. Voted.
ewa toll01-Feb-2006 20:08
my husbands comment TOP SHOT
SageCreek Images01-Feb-2006 01:23
QAn excellent image, voted...
Gayle P. Clement31-Jan-2006 22:21
I love the original. A very beautiful animal.
Bob Foisel31-Jan-2006 21:57
I love the original
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography30-Jan-2006 23:04
Hodero23-Jan-2006 19:14
Indeed...WOW...WOW...WOW !
Guest 18-Jan-2006 15:30
WOW! and WOW again! Just beautiful! GMV
Renee Lockett15-Jan-2006 13:01
Award-winning capture. All-around fabulous.
carol j. phipps10-Jan-2006 01:24
Yes! Majestic! Wonderful.
Janet Forjan-Freedman02-Jan-2006 22:29
Majestic and proud! Excellent capture and comp. Janet
Guest 01-Nov-2005 19:46
I'd say this dude needs a haircut.. great photo!
Mike Westendorp31-Oct-2005 16:12
Awesome animal and shot!