The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail

The lion is sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females with a typical weight range of 150 to 250 kg (330 to 550 lb) for males and 120 to 182 kg (265 to 400 lb) for females. Male lions have a prominent mane, which is the most recognisable feature of the species. A lion pride consists of a few adult males, related females and cubs. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. The species is an apex and keystone predator, although they scavenge when opportunities occur. Some lions have been known to hunt humans, although the species typically does not.

Typically, the lion inhabits grasslands and savannas but is absent in dense forests. It is usually more diurnal than other big cats, but when persecuted it adapts to being active at night and at twilight. In the Pleistocene, the lion ranged throughout Eurasia, Africa and North America but today it has been reduced to fragmented populations in Sub-Saharan Africa and one critically endangered population in western India. It has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1996 because populations in African countries have declined by about 43% since the early 1990s. Lion populations are untenable outside designated protected areas. Although the cause of the decline is not fully understood, habitat loss and conflicts with humans are the greatest causes for concern.

One of the most widely recognised animal symbols in human culture, the lion has been extensively depicted in sculptures and paintings, on national flags, and in contemporary films and literature. Lions have been kept in menageries since the time of the Roman Empire and have been a key species sought for exhibition in zoological gardens across the world since the late 18th century. Cultural depictions of lions were prominent in the Upper Paleolithic period; carvings and paintings from the Lascaux and Chauvet Caves in France have been dated to 17,000 years ago, and depictions have occurred in virtually all ancient and medieval cultures that coincided with the lion's former and current ranges.

Source: Wikipedia

The Art Of Animals

Lions Gallery

  • 090314-07521-lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07521-lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 190503-00593-let_the_sunshine_In   Wolf Ademeit

    190503-00593-let_the_sunshine_In Wolf Ademeit

  • 190425-02286-the_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    190425-02286-the_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 180918-00706-new_king   Wolf Ademeit

    180918-00706-new_king Wolf Ademeit

  • 180719-00018-young_linon   Wolf Ademeit

    180719-00018-young_linon Wolf Ademeit

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    180607-00546-the_lionesses Wolf Ademeit

  • 180409-00940-lying_old_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    180409-00940-lying_old_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 180409-00869-old_lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    180409-00869-old_lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 180126-00987-liones_profile   Wolf Ademeit

    180126-00987-liones_profile Wolf Ademeit

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    180126-00877-liones_portrait_2 Wolf Ademeit

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    180126-00252-lioness Wolf Ademeit

  • 150926-01461-1-mane   Wolf Ademeit

    150926-01461-1-mane Wolf Ademeit

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    150926-01420-lioness_portrait Wolf Ademeit

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    150821-00943-successor Wolf Ademeit

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    150717-01094-lioness Wolf Ademeit

  • 150429-00891-lying_lion   Wolf Ademeit

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    150429-00755-youn_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 140329-00358-do_not_disturb

    140329-00358-do_not_disturb

  • 130518-01470-gaehnial_2   Wolf Ademeit

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  • 130518-00628-roaring_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    130518-00628-roaring_lion Wolf Ademeit

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    130518-00618-teeth Wolf Ademeit

  • 130518-00610-loewenzahn_landscape   Wolf Ademeit

    130518-00610-loewenzahn_landscape Wolf Ademeit

  • 120929-01155-the_proud_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    120929-01155-the_proud_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 120929-00121-lion_king_2   Wolf Ademeit

    120929-00121-lion_king_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 120929-00112-watching_young_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    120929-00112-watching_young_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 120414-00124-beautyful_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    120414-00124-beautyful_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 110730-00988-female_power_3   Wolf Ademeit

    110730-00988-female_power_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 110730-00965-female_power_2   Wolf Ademeit

    110730-00965-female_power_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 110723-00612-sphinx   Wolf Ademeit

    110723-00612-sphinx Wolf Ademeit

  • 110723-00550-lioness_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    110723-00550-lioness_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 100724-09243-lioness_profile_2   Wolf Ademeit

    100724-09243-lioness_profile_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 100405-00330-sweet_dreams_2   Wolf Ademeit

    100405-00330-sweet_dreams_2 Wolf Ademeit

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    100327-00698-lioness_6 Wolf Ademeit

  • 090501-00192-pussy_cats   Wolf Ademeit

    090501-00192-pussy_cats Wolf Ademeit

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    090321-10785-walking Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-08173-miau Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07498-angry_lion Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07494-love_games Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07472-final_cut Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07444-lions_den Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07436-lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07436-lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07431-jarah_lying Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07431-jarah_lying-2 Wolf Ademeit

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  • 090314-07423-jarah_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07423-jarah_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07409-the_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07409-the_lion Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07401-old_lion_2 Wolf Ademeit

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    090314-07379-old_lion_1 Wolf Ademeit

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    090124-00099-male_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 081102-00814-female_power   Wolf Ademeit

    081102-00814-female_power Wolf Ademeit

  • 081102-00699-hunting_liones   Wolf Ademeit

    081102-00699-hunting_liones Wolf Ademeit

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    081102-00680-pack Wolf Ademeit

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  • 080927-00686-lion_portrait_2   Wolf Ademeit

    080927-00686-lion_portrait_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080927-00624-lioness_2   Wolf Ademeit

    080927-00624-lioness_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00719-young_lion_3   Wolf Ademeit

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    080920-00327-young_lion_2 Wolf Ademeit

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    080920-00324-young_lion Wolf Ademeit

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    080920-00320-young_lion_1 Wolf Ademeit

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    080920-00316-rookie Wolf Ademeit

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    080920-00290-the_liones Wolf Ademeit

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    080920-00273-lyiing_lioness Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00204-straight   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00204-straight Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00102-old_lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00102-old_lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 080830-00493-gaenial   Wolf Ademeit

    080830-00493-gaenial Wolf Ademeit

  • 080830-00402-sunshine   Wolf Ademeit

    080830-00402-sunshine Wolf Ademeit

  • 080830-00387-lion_portrait_3   Wolf Ademeit

    080830-00387-lion_portrait_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03521-lioness_1   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03521-lioness_1 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03501-lion_3   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03501-lion_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03456-lion_king_1   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03456-lion_king_1 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03393-huntress   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03393-huntress Wolf Ademeit

  • 070805-00163-lying_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    070805-00163-lying_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 070805-00131-male_lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    070805-00131-male_lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 070805-00117-lion_1   Wolf Ademeit

    070805-00117-lion_1 Wolf Ademeit

The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail

Lions Gallery


  • 090314-07521-lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07521-lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 190503-00593-let_the_sunshine_In   Wolf Ademeit

    190503-00593-let_the_sunshine_In Wolf Ademeit

  • 190425-02286-the_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    190425-02286-the_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 180918-00706-new_king   Wolf Ademeit

    180918-00706-new_king Wolf Ademeit

  • 180719-00018-young_linon   Wolf Ademeit

    180719-00018-young_linon Wolf Ademeit

  • 180607-00546-the_lionesses   Wolf Ademeit

    180607-00546-the_lionesses Wolf Ademeit

  • 180409-00940-lying_old_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    180409-00940-lying_old_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 180409-00869-old_lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    180409-00869-old_lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 180126-00987-liones_profile   Wolf Ademeit

    180126-00987-liones_profile Wolf Ademeit

  • 180126-00877-liones_portrait_2   Wolf Ademeit

    180126-00877-liones_portrait_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 180126-00252-lioness   Wolf Ademeit

    180126-00252-lioness Wolf Ademeit

  • 150926-01461-1-mane   Wolf Ademeit

    150926-01461-1-mane Wolf Ademeit

  • 150926-01420-lioness_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    150926-01420-lioness_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 150821-00943-successor   Wolf Ademeit

    150821-00943-successor Wolf Ademeit

  • 150717-01094-lioness   Wolf Ademeit

    150717-01094-lioness Wolf Ademeit

  • 150429-00891-lying_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    150429-00891-lying_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 150429-00755-youn_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    150429-00755-youn_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 140329-00358-do_not_disturb

    140329-00358-do_not_disturb

  • 130518-01470-gaehnial_2   Wolf Ademeit

    130518-01470-gaehnial_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 130518-00628-roaring_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    130518-00628-roaring_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 130518-00618-teeth   Wolf Ademeit

    130518-00618-teeth Wolf Ademeit

  • 130518-00610-loewenzahn_landscape   Wolf Ademeit

    130518-00610-loewenzahn_landscape Wolf Ademeit

  • 120929-01155-the_proud_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    120929-01155-the_proud_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 120929-00121-lion_king_2   Wolf Ademeit

    120929-00121-lion_king_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 120929-00112-watching_young_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    120929-00112-watching_young_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 120414-00124-beautyful_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    120414-00124-beautyful_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 110730-00988-female_power_3   Wolf Ademeit

    110730-00988-female_power_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 110730-00965-female_power_2   Wolf Ademeit

    110730-00965-female_power_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 110723-00612-sphinx   Wolf Ademeit

    110723-00612-sphinx Wolf Ademeit

  • 110723-00550-lioness_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    110723-00550-lioness_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 100724-09243-lioness_profile_2   Wolf Ademeit

    100724-09243-lioness_profile_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 100405-00330-sweet_dreams_2   Wolf Ademeit

    100405-00330-sweet_dreams_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 100327-00698-lioness_6   Wolf Ademeit

    100327-00698-lioness_6 Wolf Ademeit

  • 090501-00192-pussy_cats   Wolf Ademeit

    090501-00192-pussy_cats Wolf Ademeit

  • 090321-10785-walking   Wolf Ademeit

    090321-10785-walking Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-08173-miau   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-08173-miau Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07498-angry_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07498-angry_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07494-love_games   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07494-love_games Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07472-magic_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07472-magic_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07472-final_cut   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07472-final_cut Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07444-lions_den   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07444-lions_den Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07436-lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07436-lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07435-male_lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07435-male_lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07433-jarah_lying   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07433-jarah_lying Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07431-jarah_lying   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07431-jarah_lying Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07431-jarah_lying-2   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07431-jarah_lying-2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07427-old_lion_4   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07427-old_lion_4 Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07427-old_lion_3   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07427-old_lion_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07423-jarah_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07423-jarah_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07409-the_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07409-the_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07401-old_lion_2   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07401-old_lion_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07379-old_lion_1   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07379-old_lion_1 Wolf Ademeit

  • 090314-07309-playmates   Wolf Ademeit

    090314-07309-playmates Wolf Ademeit

  • 090124-00099-male_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    090124-00099-male_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 081102-00814-female_power   Wolf Ademeit

    081102-00814-female_power Wolf Ademeit

  • 081102-00699-hunting_liones   Wolf Ademeit

    081102-00699-hunting_liones Wolf Ademeit

  • 081102-00680-pack   Wolf Ademeit

    081102-00680-pack Wolf Ademeit

  • 081018-00799-ioness_portrait_3   Wolf Ademeit

    081018-00799-ioness_portrait_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080927-00686-lion_portrait_2   Wolf Ademeit

    080927-00686-lion_portrait_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080927-00624-lioness_2   Wolf Ademeit

    080927-00624-lioness_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00719-young_lion_3   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00719-young_lion_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00327-young_lion_2   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00327-young_lion_2 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00324-young_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00324-young_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00320-young_lion_1   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00320-young_lion_1 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00316-rookie   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00316-rookie Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00290-the_liones   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00290-the_liones Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00273-lyiing_lioness   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00273-lyiing_lioness Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00204-straight   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00204-straight Wolf Ademeit

  • 080920-00102-old_lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    080920-00102-old_lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 080830-00493-gaenial   Wolf Ademeit

    080830-00493-gaenial Wolf Ademeit

  • 080830-00402-sunshine   Wolf Ademeit

    080830-00402-sunshine Wolf Ademeit

  • 080830-00387-lion_portrait_3   Wolf Ademeit

    080830-00387-lion_portrait_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03521-lioness_1   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03521-lioness_1 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03501-lion_3   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03501-lion_3 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03456-lion_king_1   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03456-lion_king_1 Wolf Ademeit

  • 080209-03393-huntress   Wolf Ademeit

    080209-03393-huntress Wolf Ademeit

  • 070805-00163-lying_lion   Wolf Ademeit

    070805-00163-lying_lion Wolf Ademeit

  • 070805-00131-male_lion_portrait   Wolf Ademeit

    070805-00131-male_lion_portrait Wolf Ademeit

  • 070805-00117-lion_1   Wolf Ademeit

    070805-00117-lion_1 Wolf Ademeit

The Art Of Animals