Lion Cubs – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (I)


By now, it’s probably pretty clear that I like cats. There are so many pictures of our cat Rose on my blog; she’s one of my favorite subjects to photograph.

Over the weekend, Mike’s Camera was holding an event at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo where photographers could try out new gear an hour at a time. As it happens, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo also welcomed three lion cubs in early July. Further, my sister and her boyfriend met us there; we made a family day of it.

What can I say? The lion cubs are adorable.

The location isn’t ideal for photography. They keep the cubs and their mother in an enclosure with a glass front and daylight streaming in from both sides. So there’s a lot of reflections to dodge, not to mention a bunch of grubby fingerprints… because people can’t keep their hands off the glass.

Circumstances being what they were, though, we spent a lot of time around the lion cubs and I have what I consider to be amazing photos coming up.

Lomela, the mother lioness, watches over her litter. She seemed to be keeping a pretty close eye on the crowd too…

Abuto, proud papa. I don’t want to project human emotions onto the lion, but he got as close to the enclosure where the cubs are as he could and we didn’t see him stray very far.

I’m sure they have named the cubs now, but I don’t know what they are. Look how cute they are.

That’s all for now. My favorite lion cub photos are coming up.

By the way, I’ll have a couple of the lion photos for sale soon, if you’re interested.

6 thoughts on “Lion Cubs – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (I)

    1. matt Post author

      I tried a Canon 6D (Full Frame and now I want one!). I also tried the Tamron 150-600mm lens that I’ve been eyeballing. It was good to have some time with it because it didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. I think I can get by with renting something in that range.

      I also tried the Canon L (pro-line) EF 24-105mm 4 lens. Also on my “Do Want!” list.

  1. wolke205

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ❤ Adorable kittens!

    I like the older ones as well, they are so majestic 🙂

    1. matt Post author

      I have some more coming soon. We spent a lot of time at the lions… Some real good ones coming too! 😃

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