Tag Archives: Löwe

Boma in der Sonne

Boma in the sun.


Aslan Resting

How is it that cats, no matter the size, still manage to look so regal, even when sunbathing?


There was a magpie in the lion enclosure this day, and I heard several people comment about the bird’s bravery. I think it’s indicative of how clueless about nature typical people are. I’m not saying that I’m some crazy outdoorsman or anything; but the fact that the lions are fed means they’re not going to hunt: they don’t have to.



Boma ruht sich königlich auf dem höchste Felsen in dem Gehege aus. Ich denke, er und seine Bruder Aslan fast drei Jahre alt sind. In freier Natur würde ihr Vater sie vom Rudel in diesem Alter verjagen. Sie sind von die Weibchen getrennt. Boma scheint wie beherrschender als Aslan.

Boma rests regally on the highest rock in the enclosure. I think he and his brother Aslan are almost three years old. In the wild their father would drive them from the pride at this age. They are separated from the females. Boma seems like the more dominant of the two.



Der König der Biester

Katzen sind majestätisch und stolz, ganz gleich die Große der Katze. Aber zu sehen Abuto an der Sonne lehnend kann man die Gründe warum verstehen, der Löwe der König der Biester ist.

Cats are majestic and proud regarless of the size of the cat. But to see Abuto reclining in the sun, you can understand why the lion is the King of the Beasts.

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
courtesy of Mike’s Camera


Ich denke, dieser Löwe Boma ist. Es ist jetzt schwerig die männliche Junge zu auseinanderhalten. Ob Boma oder Aslan schaut er sehr königlich aus.

I think this lion is Boma. It’s difficult now to tell the male cubs apart. Whether Boma or Aslan he looks regal.

Kamera: Canon 6d Mk II
Objektiv: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
durch Mike’s Camera
Camera: Canon 6d Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
courtesy of Mike’s Camera

Abuto: Doing Tricks

I’m sure the zoo probably doesn’t refer to it as “doing tricks” but that’s what popped into my head. Abuto, the male lion at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, gets some treats for performing for the handler.

I used the bandaid tool in Photoshop to try to remove the chain-link fence from in front of Abuto’s regal face. What felt like a billion clicks later, I had the following image; and I’d lost my will to try it for all of these photos:

Gimme five:

He looked so cute keeping his face between his paws, as if someone would attempt to steal his treat… I suppose in the wild, animals do. But none of them were at the zoo.