Of all the lions we saw, this male and his brother impressed me the most. They reigned over a pride of at least 15 females and cubs in the western Serengeti NP, Tanzania, Africa. A bold maneuver by our driver put us in the lap of the pride and this male and his brother simply gave us a distainful stare and then went back to their business. (Pantero Leo)

The black-maned lions of the Serengeti are said to be larger and more fearsome than the pale maned males and are making a decided change in the genetic makeup of the lions of the Serengeti.

It took me a long time to decide how I wanted to treat his portrait. I took him from the grassy plains to a black background, then faded his body out with a bit of low opacity black.

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Featured in Animals of Africa 6/24/12
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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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