It’s back again to the old Africa album for today’s ‘square top’. This photo was taken on our August dry season trip to the Maasai Mara: one of the senior lions of the Marsh Pride (often featured in BBC wildlife films). He is busy calling to his brother, the growl-cum-rumble-cum-roar passing back and forth between them; sounds to make the neck hairs tingle. For their part they turned not a single hair nor gave any sign that they registered our presence as our Land Rover passed close by. Humans, what humans?
P.S. Anyone remember the Top Cat cartoons?
33 thoughts on “Top Cat”
He is definitely a top cat. A lovely shot capturing him calling.
Guess what someone else has shared today, the Top cat cartoon! Just love this . . . not sure want this fabulous cat would make of Top Cat though!!
That’s so funny. Like minds eh. I think the lion would be very snooty about TC.
Could be Aslan
Ah yes, I remember Top Cat. 🙂
Top Cat? Hey TC! Here comes Officer Dibble.
I can FEEL him roaring, Tish. What a splendid picture.
Thank you, Dries. It was a special happening. And as you well know, a lion roaring seems to resonate through one’s entire anatomy – which I guess is exactly what they intend it to do!!!
An amazing feeling and something that has to be experienced to be truly appreciated!
Majestic! 🙂 🙂 I’m singing that darn song now! Have a good weekend, Tish!
Sorry about the song. But happy weekend to you too. We’re promised some warmer days…
Ooh, off to the garden with you 🙂 🙂
I’m going. I’m going 🙂 🙂
You were lucky to see him.
We were. He was magnificent.
“… Close friends get to call him TC”
I started humming the theme song as soon as I saw your heading, and suspect it will be this morning’s earworm.
It’s a lovely photo Tish.
Now that’s a cat.
He IS the king. The real king.
Now that would be something to see and hear. Jealous!
I remember Top Cat. But I think that majestic lion would definitely be offended by the comparison!
You’re right. This lion would brook no comparison.
I love cats both big and small. They are such beautiful and fascinating animals.
Watching lions up close while on the Serengeti was a highlight. They didn’t perceive our vehicles as a threat and therefore completely ignored our existence … an attitude I’m quite familiar with in small cats 😉
Cats, however they come, are very good at ignoring humans, aren’t they. Unless they want something that is…
… and then they are unrelenting!
Oh I love lions. That roar grumble sound climbs deep into the bones. I have had the privilege of witnessing a female reject a male for mating and him and his brothers proceeded to complain (grumble rumble roar) for about 5 minutes. My hear was racing from the sound alone (I was safely in a landy)
It’s definitely sound that reverberates up one’s spinal column 🙂