Lion Flehmen Response

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1D X
720896/65536 sec. / ISO 320
State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Town
Arusha
Notes

Photographed with a Canon 1DX using a 500mm IS II lens and handheld. Settings were f/7.1, 1/2000 sec at ISO-320.

Description

Adult male Lion demonstrating a flehmen response to determine the reproductive status of a mate. We encountered this lion and two females in Ngorongoro Conservation Area during their mating period. Lions will mate up to four times per hour for multiple days as long as the female is receptive. September 18, 2016

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Date Added
December 5, 2016
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December 5, 2016