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Kitsafari

i was going through my timbavati photos from 2015 and saw this photo and remembered there was this thread, so here is my contribution to refresh this thread of Magnificent Manes (dubbed by Hari) started by The Dude. 

 

One of three Giraffe coalition males we saw at Makanyi Lodge, Timbavati - he had the most awesome, golden mane of the 3 lions. 

 

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Bush dog

Khwai private reserve, February 2020

 

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gatoratlarge

Here are a few of my best manes although none can top the one sunsetting by Mana Pools :D

 

Some of my best "Mane Moments" have been in the Mara --- I think these were some of the Three (or Four?)  Musketeers from the Marsh Pride?  We were at Governor's Camp:

 

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My very first trip to Africa -- also in the Mara:

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This guy looked like Scar:

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Love in his eyes:

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Morning Patrol:

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Snoozing in the Serengeti:

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Male in deep brush -- Zakouma:

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Black Maned Kalahari Male Yawning: Tswalu:

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Timbavati outside Kruger:

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Can't recall the exact location of these guys---he looks like he's seen some things:

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Regal Reflections:

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Game Warden

Great additions @everyone: how I would loved to have shared those sightings with you. Thanks for posting.

 

Matt

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marg

Duba Plains 2007....with the Duba Boys approaching the end of their reign the Skimmer male arrives.

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marg

Duba Plains 2010...the Duba Boys are no longer alive and the Skimmer male is in charge.

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marg

Duba Plains 2013...the Skimmer male is still in charge and on a mission to oust his son from the pride.

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monalisa
On 3/28/2020 at 9:30 AM, marg said:

Duba Plains 2010...the Duba Boys are no longer alive and the Skimmer male is in charge.

 

Poooooooor Duba Boys :(

But such is life as a lion. I can't imagine any lion has an easy end.

 

Amazing photos everyone! There is just something about male lions with the big tufty manes that says "powerful" and "regal"

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campsafari2015

Beautiful! My first lion ever happened to have a beautiful mane. Chobe, 2015DSCF2520.JPG.1a6b04c9ccf0133f065553d31121a54d.JPG

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