A magnificent black-maned lion that I photographed recently at Puruma Pride, a lion park and breeding facility southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. This guy was in a large fenced enclosure and I was able to eliminate the wires by standing close to the fence and photographing him at a bit of a distance with a telefofo zoom lens. Realized this makes a good retrospective L for lion.
Aside: I really enjoyed taking a complete break from editing photos, posting, commenting, etc., and concentrating my time on meeting and talking to some wonderful South African people, lecturing and taking a few photos.
lionPanthera leoblackmanedmaturebreeding malePuruma PrideFree StateSouth Africa