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Comparing Cats: A Discussion of Similarities and Differences between Felids

United States Pckts Offline
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Two rare images of similar circumstances, I thought it'd be cool to see them both compared to one another.

S. African Lion in the restroom

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Ustaad in the Guard Shack

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@Pckts :Two deserted houses in two different countries: one is dry and arid, the second much more wet as we can guess.

The tiger has a more compact body and seems more furtive, more "stressed", while the lion has a more emaciated body, and walks with the head up.

At #34, in this topic, you told "Get out there and see the places where your favorite animals live, you'll learn more than you can ever learn behind a screen". Nod !
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( This post was last modified: 12-29-2017, 01:55 AM by Pckts )

I had my cousin remove the lines from the photo's I took in Africa/India that I posted here, this was the final image but we adjusted the pixels so it wouldn't end up blurry like this one.


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And the final result hanging in my living room. 

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(12-31-2017, 12:46 AM)Pckts Wrote: And the final result hanging in my living room. 

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Can I buy a copy?




Just joking. Lol
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The Legend of Wagdoh grows!

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( This post was last modified: 01-17-2018, 02:55 PM by Rishi )

Accurate comparison based on actual specimens (n=14)!

(12-01-2017, 06:22 PM)Rishi Wrote: The Laxmi Niwas Palace of Bikaner, Rajasthan (it's a hotel now) built in 1904 before the hunt-ban, has multiple Indian tiger & lion skins by the Maharaja back in the days.
14 of the most prized ones are hung side by side in the Billiard Room.

The head-tail length look very similar to tigers, as Asiatics have long body & short trail. The chest girths seems to be slightly low & the limbs lanky though.

Showing counter-clockwise from entrance:
Right wall..

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Facing wall-Right wall..

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Left wall-Facing wall..

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Entrance wall-Left wall..

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Entrance wall..

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Some male lions are very well-built. Their gait makes me think about tigers, yes I dare to say that. The tigers have solid shapes whereas lions seem often emaciated. "Earless" , one of the famous Masai Mara lions, seems to be an exception compared to what we have said.

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Simply Wow.... Earless is one of the biggest lion I have ever seen....
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(01-29-2018, 01:08 PM)Spalea Wrote: Some male lions are very well-built. Their gait makes me think about tigers, yes I dare to say that. The tigers have solid shapes whereas lions seem often emaciated. "Earless" , one of the famous Masai Mara lions, seems to be an exception compared to what we have said.

Earless:


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A few more modest ones, I like the full belly look for the ah factor but the normal look gives you a truer representation IMO.

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Younger Earless from 2015

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Earless at Lookout hill. Nov/2017

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Then him full bellied 

Earless looking very fat after their second buffalo kill in 2 day's he was so fat this day that he didn't move into any shade during the day. Nov/2017 


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I'm not taking anything away from him, he's a big Cat, I just like to be realistic when reviewing single images. Either way he certainly was underappreciated by me, he's an awesome Lion.
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@Pckts :

About #55: Even on your first photo ("normal look"), it's an impressive male lion. OK, when I told it wasn't emaciated, not skinny, at all, it was perhaps simply because the food is plentiful on the Masai Mara... On your second photo, Earless was younger, perhaps only 3 or 4 years old, according to the fact it would be 7 years old now.

Indeed, male lions are able to so much eat that they will stay quite still during several hours, sometimes panting and suffocating, and I avoided to show an Earless's photo like this. Wink
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