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Flehmen

this lion took up the scent of the urin of a lioness to check if she´s in heat. This is called "flehmen". When the lion flehms, it looks a lot like he´s aggressive or yawning. But he just smells.

 

Kwara Camp, Okavango Delta, in forest taken @ ISO 1600

distance to lion 7m, uncropped @ 300mm

 

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Taken on November 13, 2010