Power and Innocence

© Jim Stringer

Power and Innocence

Uploaded: March 17, 2008


San Diego Wild Animal Park.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/3200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200


Hector Contreras March 17, 2008

A winner in my book, Stunning
Heco #879925

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 17, 2008

Priceless, great timing and beautiful capture Jim! #5655656

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe March 17, 2008

Excellent, Jim!! Very beautiful capture!!!
Denny #5655687

Laura L. Gonzales March 17, 2008

What a sweet and loving photo!! What a tender moment!! Great capture Jim!! I agree, a winner!! Laura #5655697

Dr. Harmeet Singh March 17, 2008

This is awesome.One of its kind....Great image and winner. #5655745

Evy Johansen level-classic March 18, 2008

Wow.... What a fantastic image, Jim! Winner in my book!! #5655906

Tiia Vissak March 18, 2008

a great capture! #5656208

Raymond Pauly level-classic March 18, 2008

Amazing shot! #5656223

Lynn M. Whitt March 18, 2008

This is so precious, great shot... #5656332

Michelle Alton March 18, 2008

No other word for this but "WINNER!"
It's a capture that we'd all just "die" for.
Michelle #5656344

Steven W. Lepak March 18, 2008

Bravo Jim! Outstanding timing and capture. This one has legs. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven #5656661

Jim Stringer March 18, 2008

Thank you all very much for your wonderful comments! #5656922

Colette M. Metcalf March 18, 2008

WONDERFUL capture!!! #5657102

Anne M. Young level-addict March 18, 2008

Absolutely stunning - a new favourite! #5657171

Robert Baer March 18, 2008

what a precious moment you captured here. #5657430

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe March 18, 2008

Great capture of this special moment! There is nothing like the love of a parent be it animal or person. Great work and great title. #5657804

Cheryl E. Molennor March 18, 2008

OMG!!! Just beautiful! #5661061

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 25, 2008

Such a spectacular image!!! #5698312

Emilie Meudic-Parent March 31, 2008

Great work #5722511

Susie Peek-Swint April 02, 2008

Wonderful moment ~ excellent timing and capture Jim ~ many congrats on POTD #5731464

April 02, 2008

Wowzers! This is adorable and that's a HUGE tongue! #5731470

Kristy A. Keene April 02, 2008

Great Capture! Congrats on your POTD! #5731492

Faisal Almalki April 02, 2008

Wow! Beautiful moment, beautifully captured. Congrats on your POTD #5731495

Kurt Hawkins April 02, 2008

very beautiful jim .. congrats on the potd .. B) #5731537

Les Rhoades level-classic April 02, 2008

Congrats on your POTD selection #5731545

Denise Denomy April 02, 2008

WHAT A POSITIVELY OUTSTANDING CAPTURE, Jim! Congratulations on your POTD!!! :0) #5731589

Jennifer L. Alder April 02, 2008

What a wonderful capture! Big congrats on this terrific POTD, Jim! :) #5731591

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic April 02, 2008

A fabulous POTD!!! I love it!!!!! #5731684

Bill Houghton April 02, 2008

Great shot Jim. Congratulations. Bill

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Michelle Alton April 02, 2008

Boy, am I GLAD to see this as POTD! Hearty congratulations, and now onward to the stars!
Michelle #5731838

Alison Greenwood April 02, 2008

WOW! AWESOME shot! Congratulations on your POTD! #5731877

Evy Johansen level-classic April 02, 2008

BIG congratulations on this fantastic and well deserved POTD, Jim!! #5731953

Chua Wee Boo April 02, 2008

Wow! What a fantastic shot!Congrats on your POTD,Jim! #5732025

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 02, 2008

Congratulations Jim on your POTD Win!

Dominick #5732175

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 02, 2008

Wow, outstanding capture, Jim, hearty congrats on your POTD! #5732186

Rick Clark April 02, 2008

Congrats on an awesome POTD. #5732304

Vickie Burt April 02, 2008

Congrats on your MAGNIFICENT POTD Jim. Would love to see this one on the winners podium! #5732402

Beatrix Neuhaus April 02, 2008

this is adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations ***** #5732509

Lori Carlson April 02, 2008

Big cat congrats to you Jim! This is so wonderful!! :0) Adore your title and your timing! Great job! :0) #5732552

Pradeep K. Kaushik April 02, 2008

Congrats on an awesome POTD Jim!! #5732566

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 02, 2008

Awesome capture...Congratulations!!! #5732592

Kathy L. Clark April 02, 2008

What a great shot Jim. Congratulations on your fabulous POTD. #5732654

Josselyne Klecanda April 02, 2008

WOW!!! What a shot. congrats. #5732841

randy dannheim April 02, 2008

Great shot!!!!!!!!! Jim #5733165

Samantha L. Dean April 02, 2008

Beautiful photo and great title!!! This is awesome!! Congrats on your POTD. :-) #5733191

Stefan Nielsen April 02, 2008

Congratulations on a well deserved POTD.
A truly stunning image :) #5733204

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 02, 2008

Tender, majestic, and just plain wonderful!
A most-deserved and eye-pleasing POTD!
Blessings, Lisa #5733212

Cheryl E. Molennor April 02, 2008

I'd give it the first place GOLD! Congratulations #5733227

Susan Weisensel April 02, 2008

WOW, this is so stunning. It just has to win. Big congrats on your POTD. #5733294

Jean E. Hildebrant April 02, 2008

What a beautiful contrast! Such tenderness. Seems so unusual for a male lion to be with the baby. Fabulous shot, I hope you come up with a win. Congrat's on POTD!!! #5733302

Erica Murphy level-deluxe April 02, 2008

Congrats on your POTD Jim!! What a wonderful photo. #5733403

Songbird Cline level-classic April 02, 2008

Congrats!!! this is charming and adorable!! #5733405

Joy Rector April 02, 2008

congrats on the POTD #5733471

Colleen Farrell April 02, 2008

That's a big tongue! Great capture, congrats on your POTD! #5733477

April 02, 2008

Wonderful moment, Congratulations! so precious, Beautiful photo. #5733490

Holly Hitchcock April 02, 2008

Awesome and so tender, Jim!!! Congratulations. #5733541

Cheryl Meisel April 02, 2008

Wonderful shot! I just love the muted bg too. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this sweet shot!
Cherylm #5733697

Kathleen R. Struckle April 02, 2008

Precious and awesome image. Congrats on you POTD!! #5733951

Milan Banik April 02, 2008

superb mother and child #5734068

Karen Engelbreth April 02, 2008

Wonderful photo - big congrats on your POTD, Jim! #5734085

Nancy Donnell April 02, 2008

Beautiful shot! #5734259

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 02, 2008

Outstanding capture of their interaction Jim! Congrats on your very well deserved POTD!! Jeff #5734981

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 02, 2008

It's wonderful to see this image again Jim!!! A huge congratulations on your POTD!!! #5735193

Robin R. April 02, 2008

Wonderful image. #5736315

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 03, 2008

A beautiful moment ... Great timing and congratulations on this awesome POTD Jim! #5736837

Jim Stringer April 03, 2008

Wow! What an unexpected surprise... Thank you all very much for your kind and wonderful comments!!! Jim #5737993

Susan M. Smith level-classic April 03, 2008

SUPERB! Congratulations Jim! #5738953

Suzanne Hull April 14, 2008

Jim, I agree with everyone...I was just down there and saw Izu with all SEVEN cubs, but I didn't get anything this beautiful...it's a lovely moment. This is my previous portrait of his highness. #5788742

Toni Riggs April 15, 2008

Wonderful composition and timeing. A well deserved POTD! #5792041

Jim Stringer April 15, 2008

Thank you very much Susan, Suzanne, and Toni! #5794101

Erin Tyler April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #5817990

Renee Doyle level-classic April 21, 2008

Incredible capture Jim!!! Congratulations on this superb finalist!! #5820207

Karen K. Givens April 21, 2008

Great finalist congratulations on your win. :) #5820809

Evy Johansen level-classic April 21, 2008

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jim!! #5821436

Anne M. Young level-addict April 21, 2008

Great to see one of my favourites a winner! Congratulations #5821642

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 21, 2008

Sweet and so dang wonderful!
Congrats, Jim!
~Lisa #5821878

Jim Stringer April 22, 2008

Thank you Erin, Renee, Karen, Evy, Abbe, and Lisa. #5823620

Shawn Jennings level-classic April 22, 2008

Fantastic image, Jim! Congratulations on your finalist! #5824352

Vickie Burt April 22, 2008

Congratulations Jim. So glad to see this one as a finalist. Best of luck for the next round. #5826615

Jim Stringer April 22, 2008

Thank you very much Shawn and Vickie. #5826966

Tamera S. Phillips April 22, 2008

What an amazing Finalist - congratulations! #5827713

Evy Johansen level-classic April 23, 2008

Big congratulations on your 2nd place win, Jim!! #5832608

Kurt Hawkins April 23, 2008

very big congrats on a well deserved win jim .. B) #5832919

Mary K. Robison April 23, 2008

Outstanding capture, Jim!
Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

Colette M. Metcalf April 24, 2008

Congratulations!!! #5833538

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 24, 2008

This was the grand prize to me....You have capture the most precious moment ever! Congratulations on your win. #5833702

Vicki L. Filippin April 24, 2008

I am SO glad this got a Gold medal, Jim. I loved it when I saw it as POTD and still love it. CONGRATS!!!! #5833871

Renee Doyle level-classic April 24, 2008

A big congratulations to you Jim!! #5834467

Elida Gutierrez April 24, 2008

Crystal Rosse Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The March Winners" #5834597

A P April 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved win, Jim #5835190

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic April 24, 2008

Oh my goodness, Jim...what an AWESOME image and FANTASTIC timing!!!! CONGRATULATONS!!! <>< #5835767

April 24, 2008

oh my! wht a mighty picture!
fabulous #5836324

Shawn Jennings level-classic April 24, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Jim! #5836483

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous win Jim!

jo ann c. #5836731

Vickie Burt April 24, 2008

Congratulations Jim. A beautiful photo, capturing a very tender moment, rarely seen. #5837966

Sharon Sawyer April 24, 2008

Congrats on your win, Jim. Amazing capture of a precious moment. #5838203

Michael G. Marshall April 25, 2008

Congratulations on your winner Jim! Michael #5840267

April 27, 2008

Nice photo! #5846641

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April 27, 2008

Congratulaition Jim!
Your photo is very powerful and love.
Ⅰ like the colors of your photo. #5850632

April 27, 2008

Congratulations Jim :D
Your photo is very nice! beyond discreption!! #5850651

April 27, 2008

Congratuations Jim!!
Your photo express peace and love. I like it. #5850664

Jim Stringer April 28, 2008

Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

Jim #5851738

Cheryl E. Molennor May 04, 2008

Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down. #5881681

Mitzie Loland May 07, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic photo - great work Jim!! #5893521

Amanda Chapman May 07, 2008

Bravo for excellent timing and congrats for the recognition! #5896309

May 11, 2008

Congratulations! Jim!
Your phot is cute. #5911003

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 13, 2008

Awwwww, very sweet!! Great capture, Jim! #5916725

Renata Gusciora May 16, 2008

Fantastic capture,Jim!Congratulations! #5932005

Fanie Heymans May 21, 2008

WOW This should have been a FIRST Place. Great images. Thank you for your kind comments on my winner “Runners” I do appreciate it. #5957973

May 27, 2008

wow....amzing...stunning..well done!!!! #5985863

June 08, 2008


Daniella Puente June 27, 2008

AMAZING and wonderful photo +++++ #6113974

Bee Thalin July 12, 2008

Absolutely wonderful!! I agree, a WINNER!! //Bee #6171083

October 12, 2008

Congratulations, Jim! A capture of a lifetime. Such a tender moment.... a real treasure. Darlene #6586485

Marilyn Flanagan December 09, 2008

What a wonderful photo. Congratulations on a well-deserved win. I have heard it said somewhere that a good photographer tells a story with his photos. Your gallery proves this to be correct. Thanks for sharing your many talents with us. #6870670

Bunny Snow level-classic December 09, 2008

Oooooh!!! Awwwww!!! This is an awesome capture. It put a smile on my face (which has been difficult to do lately) and warmed my heart.

You've captured a tender moment, with a long lens, thrown out the background, composed the image nicely and patiently. It is absolutely awesome and a deserved winner and story teller. #6871117

Amy JACKSON level-classic December 09, 2008

Beautiful image, Jim!! Congratulations! #6871204

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 09, 2008

An OUTSTANDING SnapShot feature Jim. I love this.

I'm so glad to see this baby cub again!!! I have been visiting the cubs a lot this past month. They sure have grown up. They recently had their first birthday.


Donna #6871619

Jessica A. Eik December 10, 2008

Congrats on your POTD for this gorgeous shot - one of my favorites ever!!! #6875597

Jim Stringer December 10, 2008

Thank you all so much for all of your kind words, they are very encourging!!! #6876681

December 11, 2008

HUGE congratulations, Jim! So happy for you. #6880869

March 06, 2009

Wonderful photo. I have recently joined BETTERPHOTO community and I am discovering fantastic photos here, and this is absolutely SUPER!
Hunge congratulations and I will continue to follow your gallery.
Paola #7251148

Jim Stringer March 06, 2009

Thank you Paola, and you are right there are many fantastic photos on this site and many fantastic photographers. Look forward to seeing your work!! #7252341

Kim Andelkovic September 20, 2009

Congrats on your POTD and win on such a beautiful and touching image......fantastic job. #7964608

Liz blahh March 07, 2012

It amazes me to see such an impressive male lion be so gentle to a cub. Congratulations on this magnificent capture! #10027441

Christopher B. Smyth April 26, 2012

A truly beautiful shot. Once in a lifetime , awesome work. #10110252

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