Lion With Curved Tongue

© Don Johnson

Lion With Curved Tongue

Uploaded: May 03, 2005


Kerby Pfrangle May 03, 2005

Don perfect shot for this month's theme. Wonderful close up of this lion's tongue. Love this. Kerby #244381

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe May 03, 2005

Curvaceous and captivating, you have a big winner here Don! Love it! #1315404

Judy A. Lawhon May 03, 2005

Hi Don....what a great captured of the "King of the beasts." He is magnificent!! #1315444

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. May 03, 2005

You caught the tongue just right, and the focus on it is great. Good job, and great for this month's theme. #1316310

Don Johnson level-classic May 03, 2005

I appreciate everyone's kind comments. I have photographed many lions over the years, but never caught one with his tongue like this before. #1316324

Sherry Stricklin Boles level-classic May 03, 2005

Great capture, Don!! #1317285

Jane Summa May 03, 2005

Excellent timing, color, detail and clarity, Don! #1317348

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum June 22, 2005

Congratulations Again!!!!! I knew this was a winner the first time I saw it!

See Ya!
Pat #1502647

Kerby Pfrangle June 23, 2005


Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1508795

Jim Kinnunen level-classic June 23, 2005

Congratulations on this very fine winner, Don!!! #1508796

Evy Johansen level-classic June 23, 2005

Wow - very beautiful! Many congratulations on your first place win, Don! #1508943

Donna W. Neal June 23, 2005

Congratulations Don this is wonderful timing. #1509134

KHAWLA Haddad June 23, 2005

Congratulation on this wonderful winner!!! #1509318

Laura Clay-Ballard June 23, 2005

awesome win!!!!!!!!! congrats. #1509594

Judith G. Secco June 23, 2005

Congratulations on your first place win. Wonderful capture. #1509735

Don Johnson level-classic June 23, 2005

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I am very, very excited. Especially considering how many individuals submit images to It is an honor to be a winner with so many fine images produced by so many great photographers. #1509824

Laura E. OConnor June 23, 2005


Jill Flynn June 23, 2005

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Don! #1510164

Heather Inich June 23, 2005

Congrats on your first place winner!!! #1510526

Kathy Shogren June 23, 2005

Love this capture Don! Congrats on this well-deserved win. #1510559

Kay Beausoleil June 23, 2005

Oh my, what a grabber! Congratulations on your win, Don! #1510680

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic June 23, 2005

Congratulations on your first place win Don!!!! #1510743

Deborah Sandidge June 23, 2005

Congratulations on your win, Don! #1511194

Stacey A. Bates June 23, 2005

Congrats Don!!! A roaring success!! #1511257

Barbara K. Breitsameter June 23, 2005

WTG glad this got a first place! #1512368

Anita Taylor June 23, 2005

This is excellent, Don! Perfect timing and congrats on the win! #1512553

Cora Miller level-classic June 24, 2005

Super capture, Don! Congratulations on your win!! #1513545

Janet L. Skinner June 24, 2005

GREAT capture, Don!!! Well deserved win! #1514144

Don Johnson level-classic June 24, 2005

Again, I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments. I really appreciate them. #1515350

Wendy Stevenson June 24, 2005

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Don!! Excellent capture and what clarity and detail!! #1515932

Joy Rector June 24, 2005

congrats on you win. #1516134

Colette M. Metcalf June 25, 2005

Congratulations to you Don!!! #1520224

Susana Ms Heide June 25, 2005

WOW!! What an incredible capture!! Well deserved WINNER!! CONGRATS! #1520586

Terry R. Hatfield June 26, 2005

Congratulations On Your 1st Place Winner Don!! #1520852

Terrill Province June 27, 2005

Incredible! Congratulations on your 1st place ~ I think it's well deserved. Super image! #1526935

Jack Nevitt July 08, 2005

Man, I don't know how I missed this shot. Very nice. Feels like you are right beside the beast. Yikes! Good detail and composition. Congratulations on being a winner again.


Hector J. Brandan August 18, 2005

Excellent picture Don, congratulations #1732945

Hector J. Brandan August 18, 2005

Excellent picture Don, congratulations #1732947

Paula Showen February 23, 2006

Amazing capture! This is outstanding! congratulations (belated)... #2459721

Don Johnson level-classic February 24, 2006

I know that it has been a while, but I do sincerely appreciate everyone's kind comments about this photo. I have never seen a lion curl his tongue like this before, so it was kinda cool to capture it at exactly the right moment. #2461230

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 27, 2006

Congratulations (belatedly) Don, on this win---the curled tip of his tongue makes this picture stand out in a big way... timing is everything, no? #2475939

Chastity Abbott June 23, 2006

First of all, love your thumbnail pix*
This photo is so clear and sharp, it's as if I could reach into my screen and touch him!! WOW at the capture of his tongue! Talk about perfect timing.
I read your bio...amazing. Congrats on having your photo published..
Good job! #2941247

Don Johnson level-classic June 23, 2006


Thank you for your kind words. It sure is an ego boost when people like you say nice things about my images. Again, thanks. #2941269

Susan Candelario July 05, 2007

Outstanding shot, Don!!! Congrats on your well deserved win. #4476471

Don Johnson level-classic July 06, 2007

Thank you Susan for digging out this older image and for your kind comments. #4478323

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 23, 2007

I had to come back and comment again on this, having just seen it today, blown up to poster size, hanging in the Museum of Natural History's "Best of Nature Photography" display. Congratulations on the win in that magazine's contest, as well as the honor of your image hanging in the museum! #4832687

Don Johnson level-classic September 24, 2007

Thank you Chris. I'm glad you got to see the exhibit at the Smithsonian. It really is a ego boost for me! #4836585

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