Wildlife & Nature

Peter Lennon | King of the Jungle

King of the Jungle

Barbary lions are extinct in the wild and this is one of a pair which survive in captivity in Belfast Zoo. I am not a huge fan animals in captivity but I wanted to capture this endangered species before it is too late. At feeding time, there is a position where I had a clear shot of the lions with no hedges or fences in the way, only some water separating me from the big cats. I love this picture because the male is in sharp focus, waiting for his dinner, and the female is just out of focus in the back
Peter Lennon | Aslan


Barbary lions are extinct in the wild so this one was one which I photographed in Belfast Zoo. I titled the image Aslan, is it was commented to me that it reminded someone of the lion from the CS Lewis novels.