Lions in Nogorongoro Crater

Caught these lions mating in the Ngorongoro Crater in February 2007. When they mate they seem oblivious to the rest of the world. They will mate 200+ times in a week.

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rpc

rpc - Nov 7, 2007 12:37 pm - Voted 10/10

hahahahahah

"They will mate 200+ times in a week."
oh to be young again!

Kurt Wedberg

Kurt Wedberg - Nov 7, 2007 1:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: hahahahahah

Just remember... age is all a state of mind!!

cp0915

cp0915 - Nov 7, 2007 1:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: hahahahahah

200+ times a week! A tenth of that is pushing the limits (for me, at least).

Dean

Dean - Nov 7, 2007 2:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Now that is a ten

of a picture. What an amazing shot and unless you were using a telephoto lens, it seems like you are right in the middle of the "action".

Kurt Wedberg

Kurt Wedberg - Nov 16, 2007 6:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Now that is a ten

The shot was taken with a telephoto lens. I was using a 70-300 zoom. I don't remember how much I had it zoomed but we were plenty close enough to hear the male growling when I took the shot.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 8, 2007 1:05 pm - Voted 10/10

As Far as I Remember

it is 150 times a day! The female is not receptive for a whole week.

Kurt Wedberg

Kurt Wedberg - Nov 8, 2007 1:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: As Far as I Remember

It probably depends on which book you read or which NG show you watch on TV. From local reports at the Ngorongoro park these two mated for 8 days!

Zzyzx - Nov 16, 2007 2:25 am - Voted 10/10

A real action shot

If this was a pic of mating llamas, we'd have another Photo of the Week :D
You should attach it to the Cats album

Kurt Wedberg

Kurt Wedberg - Nov 16, 2007 11:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A real action shot

Thanks for the heads up on the Cats album. I added it.

runawayreignbow

runawayreignbow - Sep 18, 2008 7:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Oblivious to the rest of the world.

Umm... wouldn't we all be oblivious to the rest of the world when we mate? hahahaa....

fortybelow

fortybelow - Mar 14, 2009 9:35 pm - Hasn't voted

hahahha

capturing the moment!

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