Two African Lions in a B&W Portrait. The massive Lion in front is in focus, and the beautiful Lion behind is more out of focus. Both their mouths are open, and tongue and teeth are visible. The light grass in the background makes these impressive Lions stand out in this fine art black and white lion photograph.
Lions are one of the largest predators. Secondary only to the tiger in size. Another interesting fact about Lions is that the male Lions have a thick mane of fur around their neck. That protects the male Lion during fights, as well as to impress the Lionesses. The bigger and thicker the mane is, the more eye-catching they are to prospective mates. Male African Lions can still produce sperm at the old age of 16. However, they will only continue to breed for as long as they can dominate a pride from other male Lions. Once they can no longer win fights, they lose their mating rights. African Lions can grow between 9 to 10 feet long (3 meters) from tail to head. Also, they weigh in at around 150 – 250 kilograms.
The African Lion is under the category vulnerable in the IUCN red list.
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