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Haldir, the white lion by woxys Haldir, the white lion by woxys
Haldir, white African lion (Panthera leo krugeri, lev africky - bila forma) from ZOO Bratislava, Slovakia :D there are only few white lions, so this one is real rarity! They are not albinos, only freaks of nature, as white tigers. White color is caused by a recessive gene known as chinchilla or color inhibitor... :D


EDITED 11/10/2009: right white balance removed stupid green tones :lol:


This shot is for =amrodel, because she loves lions and it is her nameday! :aww: this photo of Haldir is the present for you, Amry :hug:

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Much more shots of big cats in my ZOO gallery: [link] :D



This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol: it is STRICTLY forbidden to REPOST my work on another sites!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
beautiful lion here. very nice shot
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:iconblack-wolf1005:
black-wolf1005 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
awsome :-)
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:icontpallier:
tpallier Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely photo :-)
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:icontjames53:
Tjames53 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Was wanting to use this for a composite.  Not for resale but for practice. 
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
use it for privat needs, that's ok!
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:iconconneryandmoore:
ConneryandMoore Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
White MGM
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:iconaddrk:
Addrk Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent expression.
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:icondesertcatphotos:
DesertCatPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
OMG!  I just love these shots!  He is so beautiful!
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:icondemonlovers:
demonlovers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
amazing 
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:iconarolinak:
ArolinaK Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
He's got great expression! :D
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:iconozkyks:
Ozkyks Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really well done to be shot through glass! You can't see any reflection or dirt, actually you can't see that it is taken through glass at allWink/Razz  It looks like you were standing 3 metres from him while he was posing to the camera. He looks so proud, calm and beautiful, but still dangerous and mighty! I totally love this lion! Well doneWorship
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:iconl-sk8ter:
l-sk8ter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
These are really nice photos. I never knew there where white lions. That's so neat.
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:iconwolveslove2001:
wolveslove2001 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Omg love love love love the white lion so cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconfrostholm8:
frostholm8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
amazing picture dude cool this pic rocks!!!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thanks :aww:
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:iconunialada:
Unialada Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to ask you, in your other photo you said that white tigers weren't albinos, because if they were they would have red eyes. Since the white lions in the photo doesn't have red eyes, it's possible that they may be result of..you know..the same reason than the white tigers??

I'll love you forever if you answer me that :D
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
they are also a result recessive gen, but I think the situation with them is less severe :nod:
for example I know about a white lion who was born to totally brown parents :D
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:iconunialada:
Unialada Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, thanks for answer me!
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SecretSavvie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
It's actually due to a condition called leucism, in which some colors (like fur but not eyes) are missing.

Some people use the nickname "lucy" for an animal with leucism.

Also, Woxys, leucism is the reason human beings have blue eyes. Those with leucism reproduced with others who had leucism----and as an interesting note, African tribes have the highest result of true albino children. White people don't actually have albino children that often anymore; light purple eyes are leucism where the eyes miss color but the skin does not.

The lions have leucism; you might call them halfway albino.
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harpers-girl26 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am wanting to get my brother a puzzle for his birthday, I was wondering if you could set it up for puzzle also so I can get him one of this picture
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
hi, I will do my best to set it, but it a bit complicated it is an old photo :(
but I have more photos of this lion and they have much better quality - maybe you would prefere them?
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:iconharpers-girl26:
harpers-girl26 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to but my brother's birthday is past already so sorry
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I am very sorry for late answer then, I was very busy with school :(
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:iconharpers-girl26:
harpers-girl26 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's ok
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:iconthewitchofgrich:
theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
amazing photo!!! :D :D lions are impressive :D
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:iconjesusrosefromthedead:
So pretty. I don't think I've ever actually seen a white lion.
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:iconloonylines:
LoonyLines Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm working up some ideas for a punk band for a future release... I've no idea what I'm going to do yet... but I saw this picture and got an idea, so I thought before I started... I'd ask permission. So would you mind if I were to use one of these beautiful shots in a manipulation? If so, you don't happen to have a higher res file do you?

Thanks in advance!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D

sorry, no higher resolution :(
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shannon-stark Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the mane looks so soft!
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:iconsuperxtoon:
superxtoon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
so very beautiful
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey woxys! You've been featured here [link] ! :)
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:iconaroncobra:
aroncobra Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cud i use your picture
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
who, please?
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:iconaroncobra:
aroncobra Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to use the picture above for one of my photomanupilations
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
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:iconlonglivart:
longlivart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Where are you taking these pics?? I would really love to know! Love the shot!!!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
in various, mostly Czech ZOOs :D
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:iconlonglivart:
longlivart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks I'm rounding up good spots to take pics. :3 Love it... So... White..
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:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful shot! may i ask how this was taken? as in does this zoo not have fence or is it like glass? Just curious and something i struggle with when taking photos in zoos :P
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thank you and just through glass, ZOOs here are very photographer friendly :D
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:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i wish zoos in my area were more friendly lol the best zoo in my area (really is amazing) is very ..not friendly. all this like chicken wire mesh or chainlink but to far away to stick a lens through :P
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I understand you :(
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:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
T.T
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:iconspringergyrl:
SpringerGyrl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Beautiful animal. May I use one of these for use as a quote background on my Facebook Quote page?

Thank you for your consideration.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
hi, ok, just credit me somehow, ok? ;)
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:iconspringergyrl:
SpringerGyrl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I most certainly will ... thanks much :)
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Cyntrix-GM Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet
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:iconpnd21:
PND21 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
great shot!
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:iconstrawberrydanie:
StrawberryDanie Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is extremely rare to see white lions to me thank you for sharing your photos of these amazing lions! :love:

May I use one of your pictures for reference for my art project I'll be working on? If its no bother. ^^;
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
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