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Last chance to see... by White-Voodoo Last chance to see... by White-Voodoo
This shot is a little melancholy. This handsome guy is a Barbary Lion. They are unique in being the only known Lion to live in snow covered areas.

They are unfortunately also unique, in that they are extinct in the wild - I'm told this guy is one of the handful left in captivity. As all Barbarys live in captivity, there is virtually no hope of ever re-introducing them into the wild.

A truly sobering shoot for me, and a last chance to see one of these magnificent creatures before they are consigned to the history books...

Entered in the zoo photographer competition [link]
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!The king of the kings ;)
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Malesx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
:wow: :love: :meow:
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a magnificent animal, great photo.
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DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot
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White-Voodoo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks!! :-)
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind, but I used this lovely photo as reference for my latest piece of art. [link]

You are credited in the artist's comments! :nod:
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White-Voodoo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I don't mind at all - you've done a great job!
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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ericstavros Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great shot! almost perfect!
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White-Voodoo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work! :)
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White-Voodoo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Thanks! He was such a big beautiful cat...
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Clearly! :)
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing shot! It's so perfect and beautiful!
And thanks for the info on this beautiful animal. It's sad that they are extinct in the wild.
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White-Voodoo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thanks so much.

Yeah it was a really sobering shoot. So sad that the most magnificent of all the Lions will probably not be with us in future generations :-(
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