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Juvenile Lion Walking, Side View

While very young lion cubs have wooly, grayish coats with white spots on the lower parts, the coloring changes to a more tawny color, typical of adult lions, at about three months and the white spots gradually fade as the animal ages.
Juvenile lion walking along grassy bank in the late afternoon, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana Caption: Juvenile lion (Panthera leo) walking along grassy bank in the late afternoon, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 350D digital SLR camera; Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM zoom lens. Exposure: 1/200 sec at f/5; ISO: 800; Lens focal length: 180mm.

Location: Mashatu Game Reserve is a 26,000-hectare (64,000-acre) reserve situated in the remote eastern corner of Botswana known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve.

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