Saturday, March 6, 2010

Camera Critters

The hostess for Camera Critters is the lovely Misty. Be sure you visit.

I do love kitties. Here are a few shots of some large cats.

Photography morning at the Houston Zoo with the Lion Pride.



Johnathan


This is Johnathan and I believe I've introduced him to you before.


Cali and Johnathan


Cali and Johnathan. Cali is the last from the original pride. She is in her late teens.


Cali and Johnathan


Handsome couple, aren't they?!
Cali is finally putting up with the youngster, Johnny.


Dinner in the Crowd?


I wonder if she saw something in the crowd she wanted for lunch?





Because of Cali's age, three new, young girls have been added to the pride.
Here are two of them playing tug-of-war with their keepers at the training window.
The girls are about 18 months old.
They were given treats (large bones) after their play.


23 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

What majestic animals. The hair on Jonathan is terrific! Kind of looks like mine in the morning since I got it cut. Lots of light, juju, love, vibes, healing and good things being sent your way, non-stop. xo

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Magnificent animals. Can't help but wish they were out in the wild though...

Sarah said...

Oh My hon...they are stunning pictures!! Not to mention stunning critters!! Wow..I so want to draw that first on...wow!! I happened to be standing near a Lion enclosure years ago when the male started roaring..wow you can't get the same effect on the tv...made my hair stand up...so amazing!
How are you both doing? Sending hugs to you hon, Sarah

Kate T. said...

These are some spectacular kitties, and pix. I always get a little catch in my throat when I see large cats. Gorgeous.

Kate

KaHolly said...

Quite beautiful animals. Is Houston where you are from? I visited Houston during the holidays, but only for a weekend with friends - no sight seeing! I'd like to thank you for stoping by and visiting my blog today. You left such a sweet comment!~karen

myponderings said...

Wonderful shots of some very majestic looking great big kitties. :)

Carla said...

I guess I didn't realize a lioness had such a beard. I could watch these cats all day:)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Man----Johnathan is giving Cali the 'look' isn't he???? Wow--what gorgeous animals....

Thanks for sharing. How are things going????? Been thinking about you two.
Hugs,
Betsy

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the lions. Cali and Johnathan are a lovely couple.

Tes said...

Hello Snap! We took out nieces (who were from Arizona) to our Houston Zoo, they really enjoyed it! You took very good photos of those huge cats! I have a similar shot of the lion head. Teehee. :)

ksdoolittle said...

So stately and elegant!! Great shots! `ks

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Snap: Love the photo of the female with the snarl, nicely captured.

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

These are such magnificent animals. Your photos are great! I think Lions are interesting and beautiful. Thanks for a glimpse into thier world.

Martha's Menagerie said...

WOW! You really captured some terrific shots! The are gorgeous!

Carletta said...

Awesome shots!
The face closeups are terrific.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

so majestic looking, so beautiful. Then you come across the picture and you can see the teeth, also frightful must be added to that list. wonderful creatures. ~

Oskar said...

Those are some great pictures of amazing cats.

Sharon said...

Beautiful creatures. When I woke up this morning I looked in the mirror and I do believe I had Johnathans hairdo. I must say it looks much better on him though!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cats! But, those teeth sure are scary!
Great shots!!!

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Quilt Works said...

What a beeautiful lion! I love his mane, it looks like just care from the hair dresser - all so in perfect order!

Kate said...

What an outstanding group of photos. Thes animals are magnificient beasts.

Müge Tekil said...

Very impressive and noble animals! Great shots!

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lisaschaos said...

They are beautiful cats! wonderful shots too!