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Eyes of Ice by Setsuna-phoenix Eyes of Ice by Setsuna-phoenix
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My Entry for :iconzoo-photographers:'s Contest "Direct eye Contact".

I took this photo at Paradise Wildlife Park as I wanted to get some nice shots of the White Lions they have there as I have never seen one before. So here we have a picture of the male lion Moto. He was absolutely stunning and my heart was in my mouth when he looked at me, allowing me to get this shot which has become one of my favourites so far. Actually, shortly after this shot he got up and growled in my face. I was grateful for the mesh and fence between me and Moto.

Well enjoy!

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AOFW-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
yeesh, those eyes are cold.  Great shot as well.
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Thanks so much!
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Arn't they great, they have quite a few more at a Zoo in Kent.
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Oh which one is that?
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
WHF, Smarden, nr. Ashford
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Oh yes! I've heard of them but it's rather pricey ^^;. Looks amazing though.
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Pricey yes but its roll is a breeding centre, they have around 30 BIG cats there, then on a visit you are quite liable to be the only visitor there and you would have your own personel keeper. Every year around the end of July they have an open day, where altough visitors per day are limited (1000 or so per day) need to book on internet, it is open for three or four days, so if your in the area, not an opportunity to miss.
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Ohhh thanks so much for that info! Kent is quite far for me but I'm sure they'll be a BnB nearby. Thanks a lot!
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LadyElka Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Lovely lion there! I've never seen a white lion in person - they look so beautiful!
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
He was beautiful and niether had I. They are strange but in a good way. Hehe. Thanks so much for the comment :hug:.
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LadyElka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Of course!
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
The face is just impressive. Conveys a lot of strength.
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
It does doesn't it? He was an impressive creature :)
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Photographer
Actually growled at you, huh?  Hmmm....what did you do to him, I wonder?  hahahaha!
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Haha! Oh nothing at all. Just took his picture. Maybe he wasn't happy about that :giggle:.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Photographer
Must have been grumpy that day. :nod:
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Possibly :D. Or maybe he had just woken up :noes:. Hehe thanks for the comment hun :hug:.
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FranThePan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great that you got such a close up shot! So you can pick up all the fur details and fluffiness of his mane. He looks very serious! Lovely photo! :D
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Thanks so much! Haha I didn't get THAT close to him :noes:. He'd eat me :fear:.
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Dey23 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!! Are you going to send it to a contest?
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Gracias!

Si! I did but didn't get to the finals. Ah well :D
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Dey23 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
^^ You´re welcome
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot :)
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Thanks so much!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :hug:
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SilverShadowfax Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this one ^_^ 
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
:dummy: :hug:.

If you would like a print of it just let me know :)
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Wow, excellent
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Thanks :D
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painting-with-light Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
:) welcome
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Chelcat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, he's beautiful, isn't he? I'd love to brush that mane if I didn't think he'd bite my head off. XD Brilliant shot Hann!
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Setsuna-phoenix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Thanks Chel! Haha yes I wouldn't. He might bite :noes:
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Chelcat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A pleasure! ^^ Haha, it's so tempting, the allure of a big cat, they look so cuddly but they couldn't be more different from the common house-moggy, unless they were bred in a domestic environment. :3 So cute, I'd love to raise a big cat from a cub if it were legal and humane~
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