秋の日光浴/autumn sunbathe

ギャラリー(3枚の写真です)/a gallery of 3 photos20141119-sunbathe-1-2 20141119-sunbathe-3-2 20141119-sunbathe-2-2*By clicking on the image(s) you can see the larger version(s).
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81 thoughts on “秋の日光浴/autumn sunbathe

    • あわせかがみ様
      こんばんは。お久しぶりです!
      冬本番を迎え寒い日が続いていますが、お元気でしょうか。
      ライオンの赤ちゃん、まだまだ可愛いです♡♡
      近いうちにまた写真を載せますのでよかったら是非ぜひ!

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, and for kindly choosing to follow my simple site 🙂
      I’m really happy to follow yours as well. You may not remember, but I first found your blog via your ‘Bird Nests on the Porch” post back in the summer 🙂
      I love animals too, and – as you’ve discovered – lion cubs are some of my favourites. Hope you’ll stop by again, you’re always welcome here.
      Best wishes,
      Takami

      • I thought your tiger picture looked familiar. My memory is about as long as my little pinky sometimes. I am sorry I didn’t start following you sooner. I may have meant too and got side tracked. That’s easy for me to do. 🙂 I am glad to follow yours. Simple, but nice is a good thing to be. Have a good rest of the week.

  1. Beautiful shots Takami, and it looks like great weather as well (HK had super weather this weekend…sure would have like to have seen such beautiful cubs here!). I like how they are developing this look of both curiosity and confidence in their eyes. To be young again 🙂

    • Hello Randall,
      I was just about to call it a night when I saw your very nice comment. As always, thank you 🙂 Yes, Tokyo has been having some lovely weather, perfect for an outside stroll and snapping photos. I regret to say that I’ve seem to have lost sense of time this year (sound familiar?) and barely made any ‘autumn’ photos. Which is a shame, because it’s my favourite season. Well, at least I could spend a day with beautiful lion cubs, and I’ll see what I can do about the remainder of autumn. Your last sentence ‘to be young again’ made me laugh. In my mind, I’m still 18 or 19 years, hahaha! 😀

    • Hello Elizabeth,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂
      I would also love to cuddle them, but (as you said) they would probably not like it, and their Mama would not approve 😀 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed these cubs!

  2. Takami, these pictures are just awesome! You have a wonderful gift! I wish there was a button on here that was better than “like”. There should be a button for “LOVED IT!”

  3. こんにちは。
    秋のポカポカ日和は私自身ホッとして、平和を感じます。
    この子たちも、陽射しの温もりを楽しんでいいるようですね。
    見ているこちらも心が和みます。

    • りょう様☆
      こんにちは。こころ温まるお言葉をありがとうございます!
      この仔たちの写真を撮りながらずっとニコニコしていました。
      特別展示は24日までですので時間が許せばもう一度お邪魔したいと思います(笑)

  4. (a) I wonder how their momma tells them apart. (b) I also wish one could pet them. But that would probably be dangerous, even at this age — and even if one were allowed close enough, which I’m sure is not permitted. Sigh.

    • Hello Nina 🙂
      I think their momma can tell them apart because mothers seem to have supernatural powers when it comes to knowing their offspring 🙂 🙂 Actually, after spending so many hours/days observing them, even I could start to see the differences in their facial features, spotted patterns along their whiskers, and oh, their personalities 😀 😀 I would also love to be able to pet one, but you’re right, it’s not permitted (sigh) and I can appreciate the reasons why.
      I heard the weather is really cold along the East Coast, and hope it’s not affecting you too much?

      • About the weather, yes it’s unseasonably cold. (Like January cold.) And high winds make it feel even icier. We run up bigger bills keeping the house warm and put on more clothes to go outside (when necessary) and tell ourselves, “It is what it is.” But thank you for your kind concern.

        • Wow, January-cold is indeed cold 😦 Tokyo is unseasonably cold too, and we’re also seeing the bills getting bigger 😦 Like you, we do try to bundle up to keep warm, but Mother Nature wins…as always 😉

  5. Oh, this is a beautiful series, Takami! It was such a happy sight for my partner and I to see this morning! I really like how relaxed and content the cubs appear as they bask in the warm autumn light. I love all three shots, but your last photo is stunning—it’s a beautiful portrait of this adorable animal. The composition is so pleasing and balanced, with the eyes perfectly placed on the upper third, so that I immediately connect with them. Your passion for these gorgeous animals clearly comes out in your photography, my friend. Keep ‘em coming! Wishing you and your husband a very happy day! ~ Jeannie :)))

    • Hello Jeannie and greetings from cold & rainy Tokyo 🙂
      I’m always delighted if my photos can bring a smile to you and your partner. The cubs really did seem to enjoy their time out in the autumn sun. The 3rd photo is the spunky little lioness from my earlier post (‘my first autumn’) and she seemed to know that she was a natural beauty – she was so nonchalant about being the centre of attention! 🙂 Her eyes are my favourite aspect, so I’m elated you noticed them 🙂 As always, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Hope the weather in your neck of the woods is much better than here!

    • Hello my friend Herve!
      As always, thank you very much for your comment 🙂
      These baby lions enjoyed their ‘sun bath’ very much. Yes, they looked so regal and confident. I’m happy you enjoyed the photos 🙂
      Best wishes from rainy & cold Tokyo,
      Takami

    • Thank you for your feedback 🙂
      The third photograph is the spunky female lion cub. She enjoyed showing her brothers who was boss, and…I think she knew that she was a natural beauty 😉

    • Hello Deb, as always, thank you very much for your visit and comment. Lions are my favourite animals, so majestic and proud. But baby lions are so irresistibly cute 🙂 They do have such sweet faces, but we all decided to keep a respectful distance 😉 I took these photographs at Fuji Safari Park. It’s about a 3 hour trip from Tokyo, located near Mt. Fuji. Although it’s my dream to make photographs of animals in their natural habitat in the African savannah, I was thrilled to be able to take photos of lion cubs right in my own country 😀

      • Your photos look as though they were taken in the African savannah! I, too, love lions, and always have — way back to my “Born Free” (a movie) days, when I thought I would like to go to Africa and see all the wild animals. Now, instead, I go to the local children’s zoo, which isn’t far from where I live. It’s a good substitute, 🙂 Have a great day!

        • Born Free! Oh, I loved this movie! So much so, I went out and bought the original book, to learn more about the Adamsons and their work in Kenya 🙂 And this then made me interested in ‘A Lion Called Christian,’ and…the rest is history 🙂 I am absolutely thrilled if you thought the photos looked as if they were taken in Africa – what an encouragement 🙂 Thank you for making my evening!

    • Hello Rajiv! Many thanks for stopping by and for your comment 🙂
      Your presence was certainly missed 😉 Hope you’re settling back into the daily routine…but hopefully without too much information overload!

    • Hello friend!
      Although just a little over 2 months, these siblings looked very ‘adult’ and very sturdy. They were indeed so proud and confident, as if they know they’re destined to become Kings and Queens of ‘the Jungle’ 😀

  6. かわいいですね。
    でも、だんだん大人の顔つきになりましたね。
    近所の猫もかわいい子猫だったのがいつの間にか親と変わらない大きさに成長しました。
    こういう生き物の成長ってはやいですね。

    • ちゅん様
      こんにちは。コメントありがとうございます☆
      そうですね、野生動物の成長って本当に早いですね!この日は三頭ともとても立派に見えました。このまま元気にすくすくと育って欲しいです♡

      • こんにちは。
        冬になると、近所にコハクチョウがたくさん飛来します。
        先日見に行きましたら、仕草がとてもかわいいです。
        こういった小さな生命っていきいきとして元気をもらえますね。
        来週あたり寒くなるようです。
        風邪などひかれませんよう。(私は風邪の治りが悪く、まだ治りきっていません。)

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