Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Lion

This week’s ‘alphabet with a twist’ segment of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge requires a word starting with L that has at least two syllables and, going through the photo files, I came across these images that I captured at Brookfield Zoo a while back.  This magnificent lion was in just the right spot to have his picture taken and I made the most of a rare opportunity to catch his different moods.

For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to have at least two syllables

20 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Lion

    • Thanks, Indira! Yes, I am always in two minds when I visit the zoo. Part of me hates to see the animals confined, despite the fact that every effort is made to give them as large and as natural a space as possible. On the other hand, for those of us who are unable to travel the world to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat, it’s the only way we can ever hope to catch a glimpse of them first hand. Also, I get the impression that the zoo is more about conservation now, rather than putting the animals out there on show just for the sake of it.

  1. Great photos. I’m in two minds too – but zoos were excellent for educating the kids when they were small, including discussions on the morality of zoos. I know a few people who have been to Africa recently to see lions and have to wonder if a plane trip is worse for the world than keeping a few animals behind bars.

    Sometimes I wish I didn’t think so much.

    • You make a good point, about the trips to Africa. Besides, most of the animals that are in zoos these days were probably born in captivity and wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild even if they were set free. I try not to think at all if I can help it.

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