King of the Beasts – Male Lion – Panthera leo – Mpumalanga, South Africa

Shutter Speed 1/250"
Aperture f5.6
Exp – Manual
ISO 200
Focal Length – 280mm
Colour Space – sRGB

My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

I hope you enjoy viewing my interpretation of the Natural World through my lens.

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  • Gaby Swanson  Photography
    Gaby Swanson ...over 6 years ago

    wow fantastic image Macky

  • Thanks very much Gabriele!!

    – Macky

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 6 years ago


  • Thanks so much Carol!!

    – Macky

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 6 years ago

    wow..that’s one of my favourite animals..and this shot is stunning!

  • Much appreciated Catherine!!

    – Macky

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 6 years ago

    Fabulous image!!

  • Thanks so much Joni, nice to hear from you!!

    – Macky

  • Ann Rodriquez
    Ann Rodriquezover 6 years ago

    Oh wow. I know this sounds weird, but I love the lack of contrast here! ; ) Ha! He’s truly remarkable…stunning, really!

  • Thank you Ann, low light in late afternoon tends to mute colour!!

    – Macky

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Just love the natural light and tone of this work.. Great stuff Macky..

  • Thanks very much Chuck!!

    – Macky

  • Ryan99
    Ryan99over 6 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thank you Ryan!!

    – Macky

  • turtlepath
    turtlepathover 6 years ago

    wonderful portrait-he looks in peak condition-life is good!

  • Thanks you Janice, yes he is a fine specimen!!

    – Macky

  • Shane Whyte
    Shane Whyteover 6 years ago

    Awesome photo the lion looks very proud

  • Thank you Shane, he certainly seemed that way to me too!!

    – Macky

  • janpiller
    janpillerover 6 years ago

    Wow!! Great photo! Look at the size of those paws! they’re huge!

  • Thank you Jan, I estimate him to be near 300kgs!!

    – Macky

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