Chobe National Park, Botswana

That majestic African male lion is looking straight at you in this fine art wildlife black and white photograph. He is proudly standing in the African Savannah.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 11 March, 2024

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure time: 1/1250s
  • ISO: 1600
  • Focal Length: 560mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 6000 by 4000 pixels (WxH).

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That majestic African male lion looks straight at you in this fine art wildlife black and white photograph. He is standing proudly in the African Savannah overlooking the area. Shortly after, this massive predator is walking back to his pride, which has captured a young elephant during the night.

Around this elephant, all lions of the pride gathered eating or sleeping. Late afternoon the pride has left their food to go back into the bush to find more shade to relax.

Black-maned Lion Fine Art

Indeed one of the largest big cats is the lion after they come to the famous Bengal tiger. The thick mane around the male lion’s neck protects them during fights with other lions or prey. Of course, this thick mane also impresses the lionesses.

Prospective male lions must have more abundant and more massive hair for a lioness. When the lion’s mane is black, even better. It should be eye-catching for a lioness.

Male lions will only breed as long they can dominate a pride. When the time has come, and they do not win any more fights, they will lose their mating rights of the pride. African male lions can weigh around 150 – 250 kilograms / 330 – 550 pounds. Their length can be between 3 meters / 9-10 feet long.

The African lion is in the category of vulnerable on the IUCN red list website.

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5 comments for Majestic Male Lion Looking At You

  1. Stephen Means

    This lion image is amazing! A very noble and magnificent King indeed. We can’t wait to hang this wonderful photograph in our home.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Hi Steve, Thank you very much for your purchase of a fine art canvas print. All is set that your print will arrive on time. 😀 Have a wonderful week. Cheers Anette

  2. Stefan

    What a beauty of lion. He looks stunning in this black and white photo. 😉

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Always majestic the lions. 😀

  3. Ruth Koprek

    Such a confident stance. Gorgeous face. Magnificent image. Going black and white with this print was brilliant. Couldn’t take my eyes off of it. Exceptional.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Hi Ruth,
      Thanks so much that you took the time to comment on this picture. I highly appreciate it. Yes for this lion photo print was best to go in black and white.
      Wish you a great weekend.
      Ciao Anette

  4. Hanneke

    No wonder he is the King, fabulous picture!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      This lion behaved like a king as well, while he was coming towards me. 😀
      Thanks so much, Hanneke.
      Ciao Anette

  5. Suzanne Jeffery

    Majestic indeed!

    • Anette Mossbacher

      I think lions are always majestic and impressive.
      Thanks a lot, Sue.
      Cheers Anette

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