A Variety of Colors
Adult lions vary in color from tawny to sandy brown with white or cream under parts. Cubs are often lighter and faintly spotted on the lower parts.
However, because photographers are often obliged to take pictures of lions in poor light -
usually deep or mottled shade - the colors you'll find when looking at lion photographs in books or
magazines can vary dramatically.
Affordable Digital Cameras
If you're on a budget, there are now a number of excellent digital cameras available
with 24x and more zoom lenses, giving you the equivalent of at least 300mm on a 35mm camera.
The lenses are also "fast", with maximum apertures of around F/2.8 to F/3.5.
This allows you to take pictures in lower light than
you would with a typical F/5.6, 75-300mm zoom lens.
Armed with one of these cameras you should be able
to return from a photographic safari in Africa with some excellent lion or other wildlife photos. (See
Affordable Wildlife Photography
If you'd like to find out more about lions,
see the Lion Information page.
1.Lion cub relaxing in shade, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Lioness relaxing after big feed, Tuli Block, Botswana
3.Lioness licking her coat, Tuli Block, Botswana
1.Lioness lying under bush, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Lion cub pounces playfully on adult, Tuli Block, Botswana
3.Male lion warns off playful cub, Tuli Block, Botswana
1.Lioness on leisurely stroll, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Lioness licking her lips, Tuli Block, Botswana
3.Lioness tucks into remains of kill, Tuli Block, Botswana
1.Lion male at rest on river bank, Tuli, Botswana
2.Lioness with her cubs, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
3.Lioness with playful cubs, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
1.Close-up of Lion male's head, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Lion male posing, Tuli Block, Botswana
3.Close-up of sleeping lioness, Tuli Block, Botswana
1.Black-maned lion taking it easy, Tuli Block, Botswana
2.Lioness lying prone in the shade, Tuli Block, Botswana
3.Male lion resting under a bush, Tuli Block, Botswana
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