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'Filthy Scavengers' by Grisluka 'Filthy Scavengers' :icongrisluka:Grisluka 4 0 Lion by Grisluka Lion :icongrisluka:Grisluka 4 0 Lovers by Grisluka Lovers :icongrisluka:Grisluka 8 0 The Lady of the Lakes by Grisluka The Lady of the Lakes :icongrisluka:Grisluka 15 0 Leo-pards by Grisluka Leo-pards :icongrisluka:Grisluka 5 2 The Rebel by Grisluka The Rebel :icongrisluka:Grisluka 9 0 Sundar King of Hearts by Grisluka Sundar King of Hearts :icongrisluka:Grisluka 11 0 Kimba White by Grisluka Kimba White :icongrisluka:Grisluka 7 2 One by Grisluka One :icongrisluka:Grisluka 6 0 Bamera of Bandhavgarh by Grisluka Bamera of Bandhavgarh :icongrisluka:Grisluka 18 0 Random angry lioness by Grisluka Random angry lioness :icongrisluka:Grisluka 6 3 Lions by Grisluka Lions :icongrisluka:Grisluka 1 0 Spy from the north by Grisluka Spy from the north :icongrisluka:Grisluka 5 0 Submitting by Grisluka Submitting :icongrisluka:Grisluka 9 3 Equus by Grisluka Equus :icongrisluka:Grisluka 0 0 Chaya by Grisluka Chaya :icongrisluka:Grisluka 4 0

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Africa -Page 112 by ARVEN92 Africa -Page 112 :iconarven92:ARVEN92 968 88 Africa -Page 111 by ARVEN92 Africa -Page 111 :iconarven92:ARVEN92 1,000 136 wild fire by Apofiss wild fire :iconapofiss:Apofiss 2,924 67 Lush Green by TamberElla Lush Green :icontamberella:TamberElla 2,644 46 Morphology of Seasonal Beasts by Aikya Morphology of Seasonal Beasts :iconaikya:Aikya 91 5 Winter memories by KariLiimatainen Winter memories :iconkariliimatainen:KariLiimatainen 147 3 Wald #106 by HeikoGerlicher Wald #106 :iconheikogerlicher:HeikoGerlicher 188 17 Requiem on Water~ by MelissaBalkenohl Requiem on Water~ :iconmelissabalkenohl:MelissaBalkenohl 19 0 Light Forest by andreasrocha Light Forest :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,556 26 Sprawling Tiger by normanrawnart Sprawling Tiger :iconnormanrawnart:normanrawnart 12 7 1:12 Scale Raw Chicken by fairchildart 1:12 Scale Raw Chicken :iconfairchildart:fairchildart 45 6 Little big feast by fairchildart Little big feast :iconfairchildart:fairchildart 490 45 BBQ Platter Necklace by fairchildart BBQ Platter Necklace :iconfairchildart:fairchildart 209 25 Growing apart by aw-landscapes Growing apart :iconaw-landscapes:aw-landscapes 242 8 Reaching out by aw-landscapes Reaching out :iconaw-landscapes:aw-landscapes 360 12 Leopard by normanrawnart Leopard :iconnormanrawnart:normanrawnart 21 0

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'Filthy Scavengers'
A young leopardess clearly upset over losing her kill to either lions or hyenas. 
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Lovers
For valentines even though I'm a day late, this is something I've been wanting to do for a few years now but due to computer crashes, lack of time and general forgetfulness, I could just never get around to it. Anyway, the top tiger, the male is the late B2 and a mate of his pulling down his head for a small kiss, he of course obliges.

For more on B2;grisluka.deviantart.com/art/Su…

Reference; i.imgur.com/u2MfkuV.jpg
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The Lady of the Lakes

Tribute to Ranthambore's Grand Lady of the Lakes Machili Tigress that passed away about a day ago.

 

Ref;

s4.postimg.io/wfogoz12l/212047…

 

Often cited as the world’s most photograph tiger, this winner of a Life Time Achievement Award was a worrier till the very end. She was 19 when she passed away a very unusual age for tigers in the wild since most of them have a life expectancy of only 10-14 years. In truth however Machali did not achieve her 19 years through natural means, park rangers usually provided her food during her last years. At around 13-14 years Machali had lost most of her canines, mostly due to fighting crocodiles and not to old age. And this along with her age did affect the normal prey items tigers usually take. Even after age 13, the Queen was never deterred, several times she was seen fighting males in order to keep her kills and even putting the younger ones in their place. It was even rumored that in her prime males feared her and would turn the other way when they came across her. She was the main draw for tourists to Ranthambore and was said to generate 10 million dollar annually.

When she was around 3-4 years old she contested her mother for her territory and after several confrontations her mother was kicked out. Machali would later go on to produce 11 cubs and successfully raise 9 of them to adulthood all the while fighting off male tigers and other animals in order to protect them. One of the first instance of a male tigers interacting with his cubs in the wild; had a group of people following Machali and her litter of two. The family took a break and soon after the male cub walked off to another location where an adult male was resting. Of course everyone was concerned, males are own to kill cubs. But Machali’s cubs however greeted the males with Machali a tigress who is often aggressive in the presence of males showing little concern. It was determined that the male must have been their father. It was also said that she regularly stole kills made from mugger crocodiles.

After a decade of ruling the lakes another rare achievement for holding territories for tigers Machali’s time has Queen was running out. For tigers blood is never thicker than water, and in an ironic twist of fate Machali was challenged by her own daughter for her kingdom just as she had challenged her mother for that same prime real estate, at 13 she lost her home. Even more ironic was that Machali would outlive her daughter that kicked her out, as her daughter had gotten in a fight with a male tiger while trying to protect her cubs. While the daughter was still alive after the confrontation she was injured and soon after disappeared. She has been missing for several years now.

Along with losing her fangs, Machali would then lose her left eye, reports vary but some say she lost it in a fight with a sub-adult male own as Sultan. Now at this time Machali would have been 17-18, and yet she still held her ground, obviously for this tigress age was nothing but a number. Machali is no more, but her legend and legacy will never die.

 

 

Sad video of her condition a few days ago.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoP3c9…

Machali with no Canine

www.indianaturewatch.net/displ…

 

At 13, she still got it:

s4.postimg.io/wac3zvny5/103.jp…

 

In her prime pulling a kill;

s3.postimg.io/eoqt1sglv/222605…

 

This place has a lot of photos of her younger years;

www.tigersintheforest.co.uk/ma…

I could write more but she is such a famous cat that finding info on her would be a breeze for anyone. There are also videos all over YouTube with her and several documentaries.

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Leo-pards
Haven't been doing any drawing in a while, finally picked up my tablet and what do I draw? One of the most tedious animals out there, freaking spots...

My sister pronounces leopard weird, hence the title.
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:iconrinworks:
Rinworks Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the favorite!
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Grisluka Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Np.
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Xanderleonart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch ! 
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Grisluka Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Np!
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RatGnaw Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! I really appreciate it!!
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Grisluka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
No problem!
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Thank you for the fave!
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Placi1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Thank you for the fave!
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Grisluka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
You're welcome!
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KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: for :+fav:
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