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Lioness Throw Pillow featuring the photograph Close Encounters by Joseph G Holland

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Close Encounters Throw Pillow




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Our throw pillows are made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric and add a stylish statement to any room. Pillows are available in sizes from 14" x 14" up to 26" x 26". Each pillow is printed on both sides (same image) and includes a concealed zipper and removable insert (if selected) for easy cleaning.

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Charlotte, NC

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Maybe too close for my comfort - vf

This is AMAZING! Not only is this lioness captured perfectly, the light coming in through the tree takes this photograph to a whole new level!

VERY BRAVE photography indeed! I love your work! I see we share a love of nature and wildlife. You have to love it to get a shot like this. Really nice gallery. :-) Adele.

Thank you for your comments on my paintings, truly appreciated. You seem to be quite a privileged artist. (What is a sausage tree?)

Lions DO climb trees. I have a photo of 4 lions in a sausage tree taking a nap.

Isn't it unusual for lions to climb trees?

Did the tail wiggle? Oh yes, too close! Great capture Joseph

Gorgeous animal; a lil' close for comfort, maybe?

Incredibly beautiful!!

You can see in the photo that her ears are up and she has flicked her tail. That's an indication of agitation. She is not happy with our presence. We were within 25 feet of her. Too far for a leap but close enough to say" close encounter" A leopard could make such a jump but not so a lion.

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Artist's Description

At the border of Tanzania and Kenya is the northern most part of the Serengeti. It becomes the Masai Mara in Kenya but it is still part of the Serengeti eco system and the great migration. Lions will hunt from trees as this lioness is doing. They will post above game trails and wait. We happened along and got this young lionesses attention. The road was very close to the tree the lioness was occupying which made for a great photo opt. Hmmmmmmmm A bit too close? At one point the lioness was looking almost directly down at us. Not much we could have done if she decided to come for a visit. We minded our manners and so did she.

About Joseph G Holland

Joseph G Holland

To view my work in a more organized way click on the "galleries" tab. Look for me on Facebook. Joe G Holland Thank you for looking at my work. I enjoy photography, writing poetry, and impressionistic art. My works are not technically perfect so they do reflect who I am.Unpredictably imperfect but never offensive. If you purchase the original photo I have for sale you will receive a signed print in the size indicated, the digital file and use rights to the photo.

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