Photo taken at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon 70 – 300mm
ISO: 400


animals, lion, mammals, big cat, male lion, king of the jungle

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  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    such a cute pose

  • Thank so much for the kind comment Supergold. I really appreciate it. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • polly470
    polly470over 2 years ago

    What an incredibly handsome lion! beautiful capture and I love the light!

  • Thanks very much P for the wonderful comment. I appreciate it so much. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • imagetj
    imagetjover 2 years ago

    What an expression great shot

  • Thanks very much Mr. Tee. I appreciate the comment. Glad you enjoyed the photo. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured, Kathy!

  • Thank you Dot for your wonderful comment. It is very well appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Marlene Piccolin
    Marlene Piccolinover 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot Kathy. How did you manage to get this with no bars/dirty glass showing? I have yet to find a zoo that doesn’t have at least a double chain link fence (so even if you get your lens through the first one, there is the second one) and the one that had a ‘viewing room’ had glass so thick and dirty it was useless. However you did it, it really shows his regal bearing.

  • Thank you so much Marlene for your wonderful comment and for your question. Believe it or not, there are no bars, and chain link fence and no glass to worry about. Same with the tigers, bears, baboons, Gorillas etc…They are fully out in the open and the is a wide and very deep moat between the animals and people and a waste high wall so photographs are easily taken at this zoo. Thanks again for your wonderful comment. I really appreciate it. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Nice one Kathy

  • Thanks so much Tim for the great comment. I appreciate it so much. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    ..even if he wasn’t … when you look like that and you want to be king…okay by me…just look at the size of those front paws… one swipe and you’d be across town….nicely taken, Kathy.

  • LOL Kat…………those paws are bigger than my whole head. Isn’t he a beauty. Thanks for the wonderful comment. Much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Marlene Piccolin
    Marlene Piccolinover 2 years ago

    Hmm, sounds like a road trip is in order! I want to see the North Carolina Zoo near Raliegh anyway. It’s where the photos for several of my wildlife drawings came from They were gracious enough to grant permission to use them as reference. I have a feeling they are set up in a similar way.

  • I am hoping to make a trip to North Carolina Zoo myself. I here it is quite nice as it Riverbanks Zoo. Riverbanks is also a Botanical Gardens which I haven’t made it to that section across the river either. Maybe in the spring. Thanks again for the lovely comment you left. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Indeed he is Kathy ! How wonderful to find him awake and taking notice :)
    There is a similar setup at Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, in New South Wales, where you can drive your car right around and park here and there for a bit of a walk and a closer look at various areas. We spent two wonderful days (and a night) there a few years ago :)

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful comment Trish. I appreciate it. Up in the north east they had a couple of places where you actually could drive your car into the area’s where the animals were. The big baboons would climb all over your car etc and one day when we were there the Siberian Tigers began ripping the tires right off the cars and the park rangers came in with dart guns (which they didn’t have to use) to get all the cars out of that section of the park….LOL. Nothing like that down here though. It did make for wonderful photos. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

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