Theme for October 2017 : Lion Portraits

When I first became interested in wildlife photography, like many others, I was looking for the action. I’d be on safaris where we might spend hours with a cheetah or some lions hoping to capture a kill.

However, over time, I realised that many of my favourite images were not the action shots, but simple portraits that show the beauty and character of these animals. These are the images I would hang on my wall and want to look at every day. So this month’s theme is lion portraits and shows a selection of close-ups with different processing styles.

I still like to see the action, and of course it can be thrilling to capture it. But I also make sure to spend time trying to get good portraits.

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