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Old 2nd December 2008, 18:41   #16
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Manificient pictures and it is priceless to be so close to those lions
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I think this is South Africa and these are not jungle shots in the true sense of the phrase. In SA, they have very large private zoos where they can keep lions and get tourists to come close to them and have this kind of experience. However, the proximity to the lions is very real. I think the lions know that it's just a game.
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Amazing!!!
In the last picture, the lion is biting the front tire off?

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Old 15th January 2009, 21:25   #19
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Hi,

We don't get these kind of scenes here as we dont have lions left.
Lions are not shy and once they are well fed they act quite lazy , I have heard in Sasan Gir in Junagadh ( The only area where Asiatic lions are found
if they laze out in open and are not camera shy.

On the other hand Tiger is extremely elusive animal and rare to sight.

Long back in 1990 we were traveling in a Maruti Omni near to MP - Rajasthan border somewhere between Jhalawar and Banswada we spotted a Tigre on the road.

There was a reserve forest area which was totally denuded , At one point we saw a board marking end of reserve forest limit and ironically then dense forest started. I do not remember the exact location I was a school kid at that time.

In evening/night usually eyes of cattle shine like small green lights and on the roads in these areas you can see lots of them. We spotted a big red 0 watt kind of bulb once the headlights fall it turned out to be a tiger , He crossed the road and sat on the side watching us.

I have no pic as it was before digital camera age and the film camera we had was tucked in bags somewhere.

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off topic, you can use black light to expose scorpions, and many other creatures.
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Wow! Quite an experience! No wonder the lion's called the kind of the jungle- such a magnificent beast!
I wouldn't want to venture into the lion's territory in such flimzy cars!
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its actually quite fun. I did one near Toronto.

African Lion Safari

They keep a close eye on window openers and food being offered here though.
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Tigers anyone?
Me and my family and friends experienced it in MP. I think its Kanha National Park. We were staying in a resort and every morning we piled into a few gypsies and left to the park where we spotted loads of tigers. It was amazing fun!
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I have experienced the same in South Africa, near to Durban, they are private park, I am not able to search the images on my Computer any more, you can see the Loin in group and too close to believe. I have same experience in Khana, but there is a difference in South Africa and India, here you are limited by the road and guide but in South Africa you are limited by vehicle you take out in Jungle!

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this photograph is my own experience in Gir in Oct-Nov-08. I am yet to write its travelouge ( lazy ; lazy and absolutely lazy) . The lioness was well fed ( on a camel an hour back) hence did not bother us
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Manificient pictures and it is priceless to be so close to those lions
i'd be leaking in my pants if that huge hairy face of the lion comes close to my car window.

i remember seeing a video on axn of some place in pakistan where in the folks had kept a lion as their 'pet'.

one of the fellows accidently stepped on the tail of the lion and then uska lion ne kurma buna diya

rather prefer being seated in a caged vehicle to see the lions in our very own jungle safari in hyderabad zoo.lol
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Fantastic! is all I can say. They look magnificent.
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I saw these pictures long back, perhaps in an old email. Not much of a forest, with fences in the background and signboards.

Nice lions though.
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I have taken photos of lions just 3-4 metres away. This is from the Lion safari in a Zoo though. The driver opened the door & let me take a few shots. Will put them up as soon as i find them
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Wow! Can see at least 5 fully grown lions, 3 males and 2 females there. And we had a close encounter with just ONE lioness at Gir, and that was enough to terrify us. But then, it was from an open Gypsy. The animal came right up to the car, and although the guide and driver kept assuring us that it wasn't likely to attack, we were far from convinced. Take a look. These photos are not cropped, and shot without long zoom.
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