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** Warning** some of the images in this gallery are a bit gruesome and not for the faint hearted! **
Lion (Panthera leo) is one of four big cats in the genus Panthera and is the heaviest living cat after the tiger, with very large males weighing more than 250 Kg.
Wild lions now exist only in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with a critically endangered remnant population in northwest India.
Until about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal other than humans.
They were found in most of Africa, much of Eurasia and in the Americas.
The 2008 photos are of a large pride of lions (about 20 individuals) seen near Nottens Bush Farm in Kruger in October.
The 2007 photos were taken at Inyati Game Lodge and the 2003 photos were taken in the Serengeti, Tanzania and Amboseli, Kenya.
Shown prominently in the 2007 photos are the Mapogo Males - a coalition of 5 males renowned for their violence towards other neighbouring lions.
For more details on Mapogo see:

"Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself" African Proverb
Fresh Kill Amboseli Male Lioness Feeding 4 Mapogo Male Lioness Feeding
Lioness with Zebra Lioness Feeding 2 Lioness at Dusk Lioness Feeding 3 Serengeti Lionesses
Mapogo Male Mapogo Male Three of the Mopogo Five Pride Male Abandoned Kill
Grooming Playful Buddies Having Fun Playful Cub
Enough! Smack! Game Over Dusk Hunting, Samburu Female + Cubs
Injured Lioness Mapogo Male 3 Samburu Female in Shade Watchful Female Pride - Females and Cubs
On alert Mapogo Male Yawning Female + Cub Injured Lioness 2 Lion Cubs
Death in the long grass Cubs Mapogo Males Roaring at Night Grooming Playful Cub Stretching
Night Safari Curious Amboseli Male Feeding Hungry Lioness 3 Mapogo Night Shift
Mapogo Male 4 Lioness with Cubs Lioness + 3 cubs Big Lick Curious Cub
Serengeti Lionesses 2 Resting Night Hunter Hungry Lioness 1 Pride Male
Mapogo Male 2 Hungry Lioness 2 Playful Cub Serengeti Lions Snoozing
Half-grown Cub, Serengeti Lion Down Smack 2 Don't Feed the Animals Lioness Stalking Elephants
Hanging out at the water's edge Sisters Lion's Eye View Lioness with cubs Let Sleeping Lions Lie?
Simson Drop-in Visit Tree Climbing Lion On the Prowl Caution
Careful Descent Big Yawn