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Old Lion



Everyone loves taking photos of young, strong and beautiful Lions... for good reason really, they are some of the most amazing creatures on earth. However, most...
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Everyone loves taking photos of young, strong and beautiful Lions... for good reason really, they are some of the most amazing creatures on earth. However, most people don't post photos of Old Lions. I'm hoping to start a new trend. The story of Old Lions is quite interesting and sad. They are pushed out by the younger stronger generation and live the rest of their lives apart from the pride. It’s incredibly sad and reminiscent of our society at large. These lions have an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience which could be used by the pride, but instead they are pushed out by the younger generation trying to gain control. We found this guy today and his face and expression matched his plight. What do you think… is there a lesson we can learn? WorldPix is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping the underprivileged in the United States, Africa and around the world. We sell pictures, put on safaris and photographic workshops and all proceeds go back to help causes near where we photograph. We like to think of the beauty of a country as a natural resource that we leverage to help the community. If you are interested in joining us on an upcoming Safari or Workshop just reach out to me and I’ll put you on our list. #worldpix #safari #charity
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29 Comments | Report
jimboz PRO+
 
jimboz July 03, 2018
Looks old and sad, hopefully had a great life! Amazing capture
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix July 03, 2018
I'm sure he did! Thanks for the nice comment.
Leslie_Archambault
 
Leslie_Archambault July 03, 2018
I am in love with this photo. the expression on the lion's face is mesmerizing. there is something humanlike about his eyes. amazing!!
WorldPix PRO+
WorldPix July 03, 2018
Thank you so much, Leslie! The eyes are what attracted me to this photo as well... I like your description.
PlumWild PRO
 
PlumWild July 05, 2018
Fabulous photo..it tells a story about what this old guy must have gone thru in his many years of life. I'm heading to Kenya in November and would love to connect with you before my trip . Are you available on email?
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WorldPix July 13, 2018
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laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers July 09, 2018
Wonderful photo! I love it in B&W. The eyes tell it all.........
susinelsonyoungs Premium
 
susinelsonyoungs July 13, 2018
Love the emotion in this old lion's face! Awesome photo!
coyearcher
 
coyearcher July 14, 2018
Great capture!!
rickeyf413 PRO+
 
rickeyf413 July 23, 2018
Beautifully done, thanks for sharing
Sevasti
 
Sevasti August 11, 2018
Awesome and touching.Penetrating look ...right to the heart.
SVPhotos PRO
 
SVPhotos August 12, 2018
Fantastic shot!
rozenknopf
 
rozenknopf August 25, 2018
Wonderful Picture
Imponent
mkriggins PRO+
 
mkriggins August 26, 2018
Regal strength and sadness....wonderful photo!
Fir3guy
 
Fir3guy August 28, 2018
Great capture with this photograph. Excellent choice of B/W photography.
CarpeDeeM PRO
 
CarpeDeeM August 30, 2018
The two meanings of the word expression in one fantastic shot. Love it and the back story. Good luck with your cause.
maria35746
 
maria35746 September 03, 2018
beautiful picture. i feel like he looks sad :(
Klmonaghan PRO
 
Klmonaghan September 03, 2018
World weary!
steske
 
steske September 04, 2018
Fantastic photo Love the look and the story, this guys face speaks volumes!
heathermisko
 
heathermisko September 04, 2018
Beautiful shot, what a beautiful animal ❤
Becca_Mitchi
 
Becca_Mitchi September 05, 2018
I’m sorry this is the highest honor I can give you based on my membership status. Not only am I humbled by your impressive ability to obtain the opportunity to so magificantly express this animal’s story; but your research and patience and respect for it!
richardadrian
 
richardadrian September 07, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
richardadrian
 
richardadrian September 07, 2018
Age.
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug September 11, 2018
Soulful and amazing. What a great tribute to an amazing animal.
Aeri
 
Aeri September 12, 2018
Beautiful shot with great composition and details 👍👍👍👍 and congratulations on your people\'s choice award 👏👏👏👏 regards Lokesh Aeri
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock September 12, 2018
wow.....so real.
Jen_K
 
Jen_K December 18, 2018
Wow, what a great story in his eyes. Magnificent
LINYLIZAMARNETTE PRO+
 
Speechless (me) !
russellnicholson
 
A Fantastic moment in time for you, and how many Stories, would this Good ol boy,have to tell...... They say a picture paints a Thousand words..... this Expression says it all..... Superb Capture....😎😎😎
jodiehennigar PRO+
 
jodiehennigar Jul 25
This image tells a story, a hard life of a lion, the sadness that he expresses just makes me want to stare at this image forever
hollymyers
 
hollymyers Aug 15
love this!!!\u1F405\u1F405
michelletyler_8558 PRO
 
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Behind The Lens

Location
Masai Mara Kenya
Time
Early morning light
Lighting
It was a cloudy day. Perfect diffuse light for portrait photography!
Equipment
Canon 1DX Mark II with a 200-400mm zoom with built in 1.4X extender. Great setup for Safari. I usually shoot on a beanbag when in the vehicle.
Inspiration
Everyone loves taking photos of young, strong and beautiful Lions... for good reason really, they are some of the most amazing creatures on earth. However, most people don't post photos of Old Lions. I'm hoping to start a new trend. The story of Old Lions is quite interesting and sad. They are pushed out by the younger stronger generation and live the rest of their lives apart from the pride. It’s incredibly sad and reminiscent of our society at large. These lions have an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience which could be used by the pride, but instead they are pushed out by the younger generation trying to gain control. We found this guy today and his face and expression matched his plight. What do you think… is there a lesson we can learn? WorldPix is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping the underprivileged in the United States, Africa and around the world. We sell pictures, put on safaris and photographic workshops and all proceeds go back to help causes near where we photograph. We like to think of the beauty of a country as a natural resource that we leverage to help the community. If you are interested in joining us on an upcoming Safari or Workshop just reach out to me and I’ll put you on our list.
Editing
Black and white conversion and strong vignette created in photoshop with multiple passes with shadow tool.
In my camera bag
Canon 1DX Mark II with a 200-400mm zoom with built in 1.4X extender. Great setup for Safari. I usually shoot on a beanbag when in the vehicle.
Feedback
Spend lots of time in the safari vehicle! Some moments just happen...they aren't planned.

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