Wildlife Africa Home  African Elephant Pictures  African Lion Pictures Cheetah Pictures  African Bird Pictures Buffalo Pictures
Wildlife Resources Antelope Pictures  Giraffe Pictures  Zebra Pictures Rhino Pictures  Wild Dogs

Panthera lio

This Lion Picture was taken north of Shingwedzi Camp in  the Kruger National Park
Lions are the most powerful of the African predators. With a swipe of one of his paws, Lion can break a Wildebeest's neck, and he can carry twice his weight in his powerful jaws.
Lions, like any other Cat, can see at night like we, Humans, see during day time. This is due to the fact that their retina is lined by a tissue called "
tapetum lucidum", that reflects back the light passing the rods of the retina.

Male Lion Close Up
Wildlife Pictures - Picture taken at the Kruger National Park
African Wildlife Gallery
Wildlife Africa
CK 99/32789/23
Johannesburg, South Africa 2195   / Tel. Fax: 27 11 7823410   
Copyright 2002 - 2005 Ernest Lopes
Last revised: July 10, 2005.
Wildlife Photography Tips African Wildlife Safaris
Zambia Destinations Safari Destinations in Botswana
African Beach Holidays Private Game Reserves