1116-51265 - A lioness (Panthera leo) is about to slap a male lion with its paw after mating. They both have golden coats and are standing on a patch of burnt grass in the warm evening light. Shot with a Nikon D810 in the Serengeti; Tanzania
1350-318 - Polar Bear (Ursa maritimus) on sea ice off the sub-arctic coast of Hudson Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Bears come to the coast of Hudson Bay in Fall waiting for the ice to freeze, and looking for a careless seal or dead whale to wash up. Global warming has shortened their winter so they are increasingly anxious as they wait for winter. While they wait, they engage in frequent wrestling matches to determine a mating hierarchy for the breeding season in March and April, and regularly check on the ice to see if it will carry them out to sea.
1116-46660 - A Pair Of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) That Are Likely Mates Do A Bonding Ritual Of Flying Together And Touching Or Locking Talons Together And Then Tumbling Down Through The Air, South-Central Alaska, Alaska, United States Of America