I think that if there hadn’t been an area too big to leap over in his enclosure, this lion would have had me for dinner!! This is a photo that I took over 20 years ago of this handsome (and fierce looking) lion at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC using an Olympus OM-1 film camera. I’ve always loved his powerful stare and just found it again, scanned it and decided to upload it. Hope you enjoy it!


animals, wildlife, film, zoo, gardens, lion, olympus, columbia, riverbanks, south carolina


  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 4 years ago

    Excellent portrait Tibby!

  • Thanks so much, Torfinn!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Tibby, love this portrait!!!

  • Thanks so much, Larry!

    – Tibby Steedly

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

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you, Kathy! I was just on your page admiring your new work!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • clmustin
    clmustinabout 4 years ago

    Neat shot Tibby. I like old ones like this.

  • Thanks so much, C.L.! I’m having such a good time going through old pictures!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image and he really looks like an ol boy

  • Thank you, Alexa. I think he was an old lion too. Thanks for stopping by.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Sheila Simpson
    Sheila Simpsonabout 4 years ago

    What a wonderful shot!

  • Sheila, thanks so much!

    – Tibby Steedly

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Tibby, looks like a painting.

  • Thanks so much, Kim!

    – Tibby Steedly

  • GailD
    GailDabout 4 years ago

    Magnificent isn’t he. Wonderful.

  • Thank you, Gail! I really appreciate your comments.

    – Tibby Steedly

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 4 years ago

    Stunning portrait Tibby!!

  • Thanks so much, dear Kate!

    – Tibby Steedly

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