The playful lion

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© Dylan George
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Lion swatting a fly in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Jan 2010.

83 responses

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Jan 2011):

    What a fabulous shot-the comp is spot on!

  • Kate Krueger

    Kate Krueger gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    Great Capture!

  • Lavinia Grama

    Lavinia Grama gave props (6 Jan 2011):

    princely! nice

  • Marela

    Marela said (9 Jan 2011):

    what a beauty! lion and photo. great shot

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (10 Jan 2011):

    Super wonderful!!!

  • Maxim D

    Maxim D gave props (12 Jan 2011):


  • John Boyd

    John Boyd (Deleted) said (12 Jan 2011):

    Wonderfully playful image. Great shot.

  • Jadon Smith

    Jadon Smith gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    This is fantastic! I thought it was photoshopped!

  • Michael Medina

    Michael Medina gave props (12 Jan 2011):


  • Brad Folkers

    Brad Folkers gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Wow, such a great contrast in power and playfulness, strength and beauty. Perfectly executed!

  • Fernando Cortez

    Fernando Cortez   gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    wow.... so playful, yet dangerous.

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Oh, wow! Wonderful capture. Great definition of field. Funny, he almost looks like a miniature.

  • Magezi Mukandala

    Magezi Mukandala (Deleted) said (12 Jan 2011):

    As a Tanzanian I love the props given to one of our natural resources. I truly embodies so much of that the country, and continent has to offer and the attitude of the people. I LOVE the photo.

  • Frank Cunha III

    Frank Cunha III gave props (12 Jan 2011):


  • Mary Costa

    Mary Costa gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Wow - incredible!!

  • João Figueiredo

    João Figueiredo said (12 Jan 2011):

    This is quite special... What a capture!

  • jh

    jh said (12 Jan 2011):


  • Celina Ortelli

    Celina Ortelli gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    A stunning photo!

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Holy amazing!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    amazing shot and congrats on picture of the week!

  • Ajay Prabhu

    Ajay Prabhu said (12 Jan 2011):


  • Gj

    Gj said (12 Jan 2011):


  • Gj

    Gj gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Delightful capture : )

  • Martín Alex. Carmona Selva

    Martín Alex. Carmona Selva gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    IN CRE DI BLE!!!

  • Melanie Snow

    Melanie Snow (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    This is fantastic...

  • Oliver Bradshaw

    Oliver Bradshaw (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Haha, I love it. I keep having amusing speech bubbles for this image run through my head. :)

  • Pablo Barilari

    Pablo Barilari gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Beautifull!!!!! ++ Incredible

  • Bruno Vieira

    Bruno Vieira gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Unbelieveble...... ¬_¬

  • Megan Mark

    Megan Mark said (12 Jan 2011):

    amazing. this photo make me happy on the inside :)

  • Matt Olson

    Matt Olson said (12 Jan 2011):

    incredible - what a moment to capture. How close were you?

  • Sarah Hawkins

    Sarah Hawkins said (12 Jan 2011):

    wow! Fantastic image! What type of lens did you use for this?

  • Scott Thoms

    Scott Thoms gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Gorgeous composition even without a lion. Sheesh.

  • Leigh Ann Kahanek

    Leigh Ann Kahanek gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Amazing shot!

  • Hunaid H

    Hunaid H gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    incredible capture

  • Deana Steere

    Deana Steere said (12 Jan 2011):


  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    One of the most stunning photographs I have ever seen...It bring me joy.

  • Ryan Lunsford

    Ryan Lunsford gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    great color, perfect depth of field and one amazing capture!

  • Mag TY

    Mag TY gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    A delightful image!

  • Daniel Lane

    Daniel Lane gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Wow Wow Wow all I can say. Simply stunning

  • firas bachi

    firas bachi said (12 Jan 2011):

    Amazing shot... Monsters love to play too...

  • Philipp Michel

    Philipp Michel gave props (12 Jan 2011):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Delightful,to view,,,beautifully captured,,congratulations !

  • Christiane Nicely

    Christiane Nicely gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Wonderful photo!

  • Staale Laastad

    Staale Laastad gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    amazing capture!

  • Franz Malalis

    Franz Malalis gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    No other words can say but only a big "WOW!!!"

  • JS Daniel

    JS Daniel gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    wow!!amazing photograph!!

  • SimpleByDesign

    SimpleByDesign (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    Great choice for photo of the week!

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (13 Jan 2011):

    this is an amazing capture!

  • Johannes F Johannesson

    Johannes F Johannesson said (13 Jan 2011):

    Great shoot

  • Nicole

    Nicole (Deleted) said (13 Jan 2011):

    Wow, this is an intense, beautifully captured moment. It instills so much happiness in me! I'd love to feature this photo on my blog. (crediting you of course!)

  • Apple

    Apple said (13 Jan 2011):

    I lived in Tanzania for a little while and visited the Ngorongoro Crater often... Ive never seen this. Amazing capture!! Luck and Talent!

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (13 Jan 2011):

    Amazing captured !!!

  • Annie

    Annie said (13 Jan 2011):

    This is an amazing picture! So wonderful :)

  • Jigger John Delgado

    Jigger John Delgado said (14 Jan 2011):

    excellent timing George!

  • rory adityawan

    rory adityawan gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    everyone comes here must fav this beautifull shot...!!

  • Jessica Burkart

    Jessica Burkart gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    makes me think of the wizard of oz....lovely!

  • Gabriel Dorin Ursa

    Gabriel Dorin Ursa gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    very nice!!!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    what a great great picture!

  • Marian C

    Marian C said (14 Jan 2011):

    Great, fabulous, extraordinary picture!

  • Ashley Robinson

    Ashley Robinson gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    this is most definately the best photo of 2010!

  • Robert Flores

    Robert Flores gave props (14 Jan 2011):


  • Tom Andero

    Tom Andero said (15 Jan 2011):

    king of the forest........

  • charu ram

    charu ram gave props (15 Jan 2011):


  • Sean Rice

    Sean Rice gave props (16 Jan 2011):

    Brilliant Shot!

  • Chatty

    Chatty gave props (16 Jan 2011):

    fantastic shot!

  • Jens Hunt

    Jens Hunt gave props (17 Jan 2011):


  • Jahaira Cochrane

    Jahaira Cochrane gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    So cute! I love it!

  • Giles

    Giles said (17 Jan 2011):

    Doesn't get much cuter than that.

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    Awe- Love it!

  • Jon Batario

    Jon Batario gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    This is definitely the best of 2010! great capture!

  • Karen Lee Lewis

    Karen Lee Lewis said (18 Jan 2011):

    This just melts my heart. Such lovely color.

  • María José San Martín

    María José San Martín said (18 Jan 2011):


  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (21 Jan 2011):

    wow, one of the best I've ever seen!!!! LOVE IT !!!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (24 Jan 2011):


  • Derek Boone

    Derek Boone said (26 Jan 2011):

    The definition of the "money shot!!"

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (28 Jan 2011):

    Oh wow....this is just amazing....Congratulations on such an awesome image!

  • Louise Fahy

    Louise Fahy gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    This is absolutely brilliant!

  • stefano roiz

    stefano roiz (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2011):

    incredible shot!

  • Agnieszka Sulikowska

    Agnieszka Sulikowska gave props (2 Feb 2011):

    great! Love it!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (3 Feb 2011):

    tabatud hea foto

  • Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)

    Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)   gave props (31 Mar 2011):

    bad ass photo. photo of the year in my book!

  • Madeleine Devine

    Madeleine Devine said (23 Jun 2011):

    The focus is great, aaannnd the lion!!! Such an amazing shot!!

  • Kayla Goldstein

    Kayla Goldstein gave props (21 Sep 2011):

    Probably one of the best photographs i've ever seen, i absolutley love it

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