What a big kitty cat – he’s napping on his ledge at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia South Carolina.

I took this photo with my Canon Rebel XTi and processed 3 photos with Photomatix in Painterly, tweaked just a tad.
211 Views April 23, 2012

I am The Accidental Photographer – anything you see here that you like is a product of my curiosity and creative mind, and the photography I have very much learned by trial and error. Please feel to critique as I have no other way to learn otherwise!

I’ve had my very own “real” camera for 1 year – and I’ve loved every day of them

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  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot. Well done !!!

  • Thank you – he was being a lazy King….

    – Chelei

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic Work

  • Thanky Ma’am!

    – Chelei

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    He’s gorgeous and I like the one eye looking at you.

  • Yes, he looks like he’s just had a gooooood lunch!

    – Chelei

  • Michael  Dreese
    Michael Dreesealmost 4 years ago

    A beautiful portrait of a magnificent creature!

  • Thank you Michael – it was a nice day at the Zoo for sure!

    – Chelei

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 4 years ago

    Think he’s cheating, with one eye open!! Very beautiful creature.

  • LOL – he’s sleeping with his eyes opened!!

    – Chelei

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 4 years ago

    oh he’s GORGEOUS!!!!! What a super capture!!!!!!!

  • Thank you for the compliment Lois – he looks like a big ole kitty cat….

    – Chelei

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 4 years ago

    Love this Chelei, it is so beautiful. The lion seems to be keeping a close eye on you.

  • Thank you Ralph – it did look like that didn’t it?

    – Chelei

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

    Oh he’s so handsome and you’ve done such a beautiful job of photographing him Chelei. Outstanding work and a favorite for me. Kathy :)

  • Every animal in the zoo was sleeping that morning – it must have been right after they got fed – he looks content….

    – Chelei

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