In that wildlife photograph of an African Lion, you can see his beautiful thick golden mane with a black stripe. He is placing his head downward with his whiskers on a bright display. Indeed, male Lions are lazy. As you can see, he is dozing the day off. The outstanding characteristic of a Lion’s black mane varies between each individual. It might be fantastic long and thick or sparse and scraggly hair. Some Lions even have a mane, which goes down much further on his back compared to a different male. The hair also makes the Lion appear more massive and intimidating. That can deter enemies or urge prospective female mates. In this African Lion portrait photograph, this male is remarkably impressive with a black stripe through his mane.
Some Lion Facts
A full-grown male lion is about 1.8 – 2.1 meters long, plus a one-meter-long tail on top of that. They assert their dominance and presence by urinating on many surfaces, which leaves a strong smell. They will also rub themselves on trees to transfer their scent. Male Lions we know only help Lionesses to hunt when they seek a larger animal as prey. For smaller prey, they indeed do not move. Undoubtedly that is the Lionesses department!
This photograph of the African Lion portrait shows his whiskers off nicely. The purpose of hair is to help the big cat feel its surroundings. As you can see in this portrait, each whisker has a black dot at the base where the root is.
The Lion, Panthera Leo, is in the category vulnerable in the IUCN red list.
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Ruth Koprek –
This lion looks like he’s bracing for a vaccine of some kind. I love the black stripe in his mane. Fabulous lion photograph.
Anette Mossbacher –
😀 thanks so much Ruth. This lion was walking through the African bush like on a mission for something. He suddenly stopped rolled a bit in the dirt and had his eyes closed for a power nap. That went on for about 10 – 15 min. before he continued his mission.