Black Maned Kalahari Lions

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It's been years since I posted something here but thought I would update you all with some of my latest oil paintings. Kalahari brothers depicts two black maned lions walking across the grass plains of the Kalahari in Botswana. The Kalahari Desert in southern Africa is home to a variety of unique wildlife, including the majestic black maned lions. These lions are renowned for their distinctive appearance, with their black manes standing out against their golden fur. Not only do they look different from other lions, but their behavior and habitat also set them apart from their cousins in other parts of Africa.

What sets the black maned lions apart is their habitat, which is unique compared to other lions. The Kalahari Desert is an arid landscape, characterized by sparse vegetation and a scarcity of water. Despite this, the lions are able to thrive in this harsh environment due to their adaptability and ability to conserve water. 

The black maned lions are also known for their solitary behavior. Unlike other lion prides, which are made up of several females and their offspring, the lions of the Kalahari live and hunt alone. This is likely due to the scarcity of prey in the desert, which requires the lions to cover a large area in search of food. However, when it comes to mating, the lions will come together and form temporary alliances to increase their chances of mating successfully.

In terms of their hunting habits, the black maned lions of the Kalahari are primarily nocturnal hunters. They rely on their excellent eyesight and hearing to stalk and take down their prey, which often includes antelopes, zebras, and other large mammals. Despite the challenges of hunting in the arid desert, the lions have proven to be incredibly successful hunters, with a high success rate for their hunts.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the black maned lions of the Kalahari is their ability to thrive in a harsh environment. The Kalahari Desert is not an ideal habitat for lions, but the black maned lions have managed to survive and even thrive in this unforgiving landscape. This is a testament to their adaptability and resilience, and a true marvel of nature.

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  This oil painting is done on canvas stretched over Masonite board. The original oil painting is available for purchase here Kalahari Brothers

I have also started a YouTube channel @rogerbrownart where I post progress videos of my artworks at the moment mostly consisting of timelapse footage. The video of this particular painting can be seen here Kalahari Black Maned Lions 

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Peter Brown said…
Good to see you back here, Roger! Very nice painting.
Roger Brown Art said…
Thanks Peter great to hear from you.
John (JWJarts) said…
I was caught by your opening few words about not having posted anything for years. I too am trying to resurrect my blog after a long time away. I really like this painting, especially the threatening nature of those clouds. Great work!!

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