White Lion.

In 2004, four white lions arrived at West Midland Safari Park, the only white lions in the United Kingdom. Roland (or Rowland), the male, and three lionesses (Marin, Natasha, and JoAnn; spellings undocumented) settled into the Kingdom of the White Lion exhibit at the park very well. In 2008, one lioness had four cubs in the space of 9 hours, doubling the total to eight in England. (A documentary, in two parts, is available at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vLXVe1QOEI, which shows the nursing mother giving birth and taking excellent care of her four cubs, and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pogrcbuybRY, which shows the Park Manager and assistant rangers caring for them, naming them, and releasing them into the Park). The pride at the Park in Worcestershire is the only pride of white lion in the UK and is also breeding very well.
A beautiful photo, she looks so content. Well done.
posted April 25th, 2013  
@tremerryn Thanks, it was a glorious afternoon and the majority of animals where out and about - ideal for us photographers!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Fantastic capture.
posted April 25th, 2013  
Lovely shot. It looks as if you could have stroked her. Did you? :-)
posted April 25th, 2013  
She looks very relaxed but I hope you were using a long lens for that shot! Lovely portrait.
posted April 25th, 2013  
Superb capture of the lioness.
posted April 25th, 2013  
A great profile Darren...love her colour....
posted April 25th, 2013  
Meg
Beautiful!!!!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@anazad511 Thank you :)
posted April 25th, 2013  
@dandolo Haha! As much as i'd have loved too, i'm not so sure she would've liked it!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@sturnus Oh yes!! Thanks for commenting :)
posted April 25th, 2013  
@frankhymus Thanks Frank :)
posted April 25th, 2013  
@landownunder Thank you Denis!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@megsyq Thanks Meg and thanks for the fav too :))
posted April 25th, 2013  
AWESOME!!!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Well done getting a shot of zoo lions without wire in the way! So close!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Unique, truly unique on the big screen! FAV!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Fav! great shot, Darren!
posted April 25th, 2013  
wow, awesome shot.. fav mate!
posted April 25th, 2013  
love it, love it, love it. FAV.
posted April 25th, 2013  
@mak2 :)) Thanks Mary!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@angelar All thanks to a little bit of editing! Mind you this one was sitting right at the front :) Thanks for your comment!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@fishy cheers Andrew :)
posted April 25th, 2013  
@fishy oh, and thanks for the fav!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@liam_jacob cheers matey and thank you for adding it as a fav too!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@paulieg thanks and thank you for the fav! was a good day out :))
posted April 25th, 2013  
awww thats a stunner fav
posted April 25th, 2013  
Fantastic capture!
posted April 25th, 2013  
@chezza Thanks Cheryl and thank you for the fav :)
posted April 25th, 2013  
@elisasaeter Thanks kindly :)
posted April 25th, 2013  
Amazing! She's more blonde than white but certainly not the tawny color of most lions. She does look relaxed and content.
posted April 25th, 2013  
Wow! very impressive, lovely expression!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Wow. great portrait!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Wow, what a great capture!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Amazing to catch her looking so content and soaking up the sun. Lovely capture Darren.
posted April 25th, 2013  
Great shot, lovely expression!
posted April 25th, 2013  
Great capture!
posted April 25th, 2013  
What a beautiful photo! Truly Regal!!!! Love it! FAV!
posted April 25th, 2013  
A truly amazing capture Darren! : )
posted April 25th, 2013  
Absolutely amazing! Great shot Darren :)
posted April 25th, 2013  
Kev
Fine shot, Darren. Magnificent capture.
posted April 26th, 2013  
Majestically great shot x
posted April 26th, 2013  
This is an amazing capture. So very precise
posted April 26th, 2013  
Stunning! So regal and well composed! Fav for me:)
posted April 26th, 2013  
Great shot
posted April 26th, 2013  
Awesome picture! You zoomed to make it appear the up-close right?
posted April 26th, 2013  
Its a big fat fav from me....love how you have captured puss!! catching the smells in the air
posted April 26th, 2013  
Fantastic shot of this beautiful lioness
posted April 26th, 2013  
Fav!!! Beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing the links was amazing to watch. The little cubs were so cute.
posted April 26th, 2013  
fav Darren fantastic capture
posted April 26th, 2013  
@vernabeth I think she was! Plus the sun was shining!!
posted April 26th, 2013  
@slyder07 thanks Keith :)
@stimuloog thank you kindly! @lunaksi thanking you for your comment :))
posted April 26th, 2013  
@suesmith she seemed quite happy away from the pack - probably getting some peace :))
posted April 26th, 2013  
@elinreppe thanks!
@purplehaze12 thank you Hazel :)
posted April 26th, 2013  
@eyesmile thank you Gena and thank you kindly for the fav too :)
posted April 26th, 2013  
@annbo thanks Ann :) @rayraychel467 appreciated Rachel :)
posted April 26th, 2013  
@snaggy @penndin thank you both for leaving a comment - I do appreciate them!
posted April 26th, 2013  
@swilde thanks Sue :))
posted April 26th, 2013  
@colie thank you for the fav :)
posted April 26th, 2013  
@bkbinthecity thanks! @sarahpeterson oh yes!! :))
posted April 26th, 2013  
@pixiemac it certainly looks like she is doesn't it? Thanks for your fav - appreciate it :)
posted April 26th, 2013  
@dishpix thank you :)
posted April 26th, 2013  
@mandalee glad you enjoyed the videos too - thanks for the fav :))
posted April 26th, 2013  
@gerry cheers Gerry matey. Have a good weekend oh and glad you're sticking around too :)
posted April 26th, 2013  
@darrenboyj thank you Darren. Like yourself have too many friends to leave from 365 plus i would miss all my friends on this site have a great weekend and also Paul
posted April 26th, 2013  
Wonderful capture...fav! :)
posted April 27th, 2013  
fabulous fav time darren - thanks for the link and this truly majestic shot
posted April 27th, 2013  
Simply AWESOME!!! a definite fav from me...it's stunning!
posted April 28th, 2013  
This must be Queen Sarabi, Simba's mom!
posted April 28th, 2013  
Fav! Awesome capture of sun-face lion!
posted April 29th, 2013  
Gosh, I didn't see this earlier. Awesome shot! I LOVE big cats. You definitely captured this one well. Great close-up & composition. fav
posted April 29th, 2013  
Fantastic capture of a gorgeous creature.
posted April 30th, 2013  
Gorgeous
posted May 2nd, 2013  
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