Beyond the door
There’s peace I’m sure
And I know there’ll be no more
Tears in heaven.

words from the song by Erik Clapton

Taken at Ebeltoft safari in Denmark with a Nikon D700 and a 510mm lens
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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Goodness my friend- how beautiful this is. xxx

  • thank YOU Rosie for your tender influence!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 3 years ago

    Unbelievable ! & I ain’t in Heaven yet because this brought a tear to my eye ,so emotive !

  • Oh,Lynne!! your comment moves me!!thanks you

    – Alan Mattison

  • Spadecaller
    Spadecallerover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • thank you so much!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Outstanding, very beautiful work

  • thank you very much!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • shazart
    shazartover 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh Allan, this is wonderful – such amazing words you have chosen. Fav

  • thank you so much!! for your fav.too!

    – Alan Mattison

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    WOW WOW WOW – One of the best lioness (or lion of any kind!) shots that I have seen in a long time. Your work is incredible.

  • havn’t you ever looked at your own shots BC???however, quite moved by your judgement! thank you

    – Alan Mattison

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 3 years ago

    Ohhhhhh myyyy…this is so powerfully emotive it almost made me start crying!! It is SO beautiful!! :O]

  • thanks Tracey, lions and other endagered wildlife species are a moving subject.

    – Alan Mattison

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 3 years ago

    wow this is amazing!! Beautiful details and pose!! Great shot!

  • Thanks a lot D&T!!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, love that look!

  • thank you very much Christina!!

    – Alan Mattison

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