May 18, 2012

Queen of the jungle

Safari Fusion blog | Queen of the jungle | The incredible African lion
I love the African lion, however I have found over the years they are one of the hardest animals to photograph.

When I look back through all my lion pictures, most are shots of them sleeping with a full belly (from a hunt that I missed!); legs splayed in a way that they look almost placid enough to pat. Then they do the odd stretch, stand up and lie back down giving you false hope that something is actually going to happen.

For all the sleeping lion photos I have, there is that unique moment (not always captured by the camera) that reminds me of how special and powerful these creatures are.

Safari Fusion blog | Queen of the jungle | The incredible African lion

Safari Fusion blog | Queen of the jungle | The incredible African lion

Safari Fusion blog | Queen of the jungle | The incredible African lion
Photographs by Kellie Shearwood