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Denver Zoo: You Looking at ME?!

Lion in Denver Zoo: Mike in Tucson

Yaawwwnnn....  You looking at me?!

Lioness in Denver Zoo:  Mike in Tucson

I took a couple of weeks off from Active Rain, treked up to Littleton, Colorado and spent a wonderful four days with family.  Little India, 2 1/2 years, enjoyed the Denver Zoo with Grandpa Oso, Mommy and little sis Zion.

Don't you know I took the camera?


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

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Comment balloon 24 commentsMike Jones • December 18 2010 12:23AM


How on EARTH could I NOT look at you!! You're magnificent! WOW! Great shots!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 10 years ago

That's quite a yawn! And the portrait looks like she's posed before -- body at a slight angle and eyes fixed on the lens. Beautiful shot!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 10 years ago

Those photo's are awesome.Nice job..Thank you for sharing.

Posted by John Puplava, ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C. (ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C.) almost 10 years ago

What a beautiful cat and a great picture.  She's got healthy looking teeth!

Glad you and your family had a great time.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) almost 10 years ago

Hilarious! Wasn't sure where you were going to go with this from the title.

Posted by Rob Magnotta, Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist (Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR) almost 10 years ago

Mike, I love the pictures --- good thing you had your camera.  Have you been to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs?  Here we get to feed the giraffes all the kids love it.  Glad you had fun with the family.

Posted by Joan Valverde, GRI,CDPE,CNE,MRP,SRES Colo Sprgs, Blk Forest, Monu (HomeSmart Realty) almost 10 years ago

Very cool shots, Mike.  She was posing like a beauty queen.  My daughter got a very cool shot of a giraffe licking her face at the Cheyenne Zoo in Colorado Springs.  Like Joan just said, the giraffes are very friendly.

And free use?  Very nice of you.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 10 years ago

Hey Mike,

How is the Denver Zoo compared to our little zoo here?

The Phoenix Zoo?

I have to remind people that we also have the world renowned Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum here. One cool place!

Posted by Jon Quist, Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996 (REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY) almost 10 years ago

Mike: You did it again. What an awesome pictures of the first Lion and to think you caught that moment on your camera.

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) almost 10 years ago

Ah Ha!!  THE YAWN!

Try it.  It works.

Having a hard time concentrating?? 


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 10 years ago


Awesome Lion Photos !!!  Good thing you took your camera. That lion looks like she has posed for many photos. I'm sure that she has been photographed many times. Thanks For Sharing......   :)

Posted by Myrna Ziller, National Association Of Realtors ( N.A.R.) (Guarantee Flex Office Fig Garden Village) almost 10 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  He does look like he controls the moment doesn't he??!! Great photo! -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Mike, these are wonderful pictures. I'm so glad you had your camera with you (when do you not :).

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 10 years ago

A yawn can be intimidating!

I've been known to wake up like that.

As TLW would say "Roar!!"


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 10 years ago


That's what she would say for sure!


Never!  :)


Sure does!  Good morning to you.


I'll bet it's not her first rodeo!


It's 5:40 a.m., and I just yawned as I read your comment!  :)


It's serendipity.


It's a nice little zoo, comparable to ours in Reid Park.  I've never been to the Phoenix Zoo, and will make it a new years resolution.  The Desert Museum is a different story; we've been members for 13 years, and nothing tops it!


Good to see you; thanks for stopping by to comment!  Re free use of my photos, I got the nicest email from a fellow Rainer who used my AR photos to make a book for her Mother for Christmas.  That made me smile!


I haven't been to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in the Springs, but I'll bet my grand daughter India has!


I'm glad you took time to look!


I wonder who her dentist is...  :)

John P,

You're very welcome!

John N,

She knows she's good looking for sure!


Thanks for being the first to comment!  Have yourself a GREAT day.

Mike in Tucson


Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 10 years ago

I have been a fan of your outdoor pictures for a long time and love these. I am however, glad that there was a barrier between you and this big cat...he looks like he might be hungry ;-)

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago


This is a nice look at some of the inhabitants of the Denver Zoo.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 10 years ago

I feel like this sometimes :)

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 10 years ago

Mike great shots!!  LOVE the caption!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 10 years ago


Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 10 years ago

OK buddy I will gladly hand over my bagel to you. Just do not hurt me. Ouch

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 10 years ago


I think maybe she wants the hand that holds the bagel...  That's one big mouth!


Thanks for the feature!  See you on your blog.


We want photos!  LOL


It's good to see you!  I hope you're doing well.


She has an intense look in that bottom photo.  She might have been hungry...

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 10 years ago

Mike - how beautiful! What wonderful eyes and what a fantastic face! Nothing can beat God's creations!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing the photos - I just love going to the zoo.

Posted by Joyce Herr, Lancaster County & Beyond (Prudential Lancaster Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

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