Atlas Lion

Atlas Lion.

The Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue is also home to a few female Atlas Lions. Atlas Lions, or Barbary Lions, are extinct in the wild. They are huge beautiful cats. There was some drama while we were there on Saturday though. One of the females is in heat, next to them is a male African Lion and a Tiger (they have been together all of their lives almost). Well, the female was getting the male’s attention which resulted in a scuffle between the Lion and Tiger. The lion took a little swipe to the head resulting in a cut above the eye. Hearing these two big cats and watching the scuffle confirmed that one of my nightmares in life would be confronted by one or both in the wild. Standing up they were easily close to 10 feet. The sound just goes through you. Incredible.

Again, a special thanks to Art’s Camera and crew for putting on such a great event and to Tamron for sponsoring me for the event.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-7200, Aperture Priority, f8, -0 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 200, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/640th of a second, Sirui P204s monopod and L10 head, Peak Design Leash, processed in Lightroom CC.

WBCR 060615e copy


4 Responses to “Atlas Lion”

  1. Glad you could make the trip to Wisconsin. I’ve learned some great things that I’ll use during the time at the Big Cat Rescue & the Railroad Museum. Thank you

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      I had a blast in Wisconsin! I didn’t realize it was such an incredibly photogenic state. I enjoyed spending time shooting and talking photography!

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