Lion Under Full Moon

Lion Under Full Moon is an iconic shot of an old lion as the full moon rises over Amboseli, Kenya.

It was the very last shot I took that night. We were heading back to camp and came across a family of lions playing. As the old male separated himself from the pride, he walked over past my vehicle and watched me – and I watched him.  I saw the moon coming up just before we approached him and was hoping for a shot like this.

He paced for a while before settling in perfectly under the moon.  I wondered if he knew what I was thinking or was this just fate.  He stared at me and just laid there. I slowly crouched down and took this picture.

The look in his eyes captures exactly what I saw at that very moment. Raw power and vulnerability.

22" x 17"

limited edition of 25 images
  • archival print
  • printed on Hahnemühle photo rag paper
  • printed with archival ink

48" x 32"

limited edition of 15 images
  • archival print
  • printed on Hahnemühle photo rag paper
  • printed with archival ink

72" x 48"

limited edition of 3 images
  • archival print
  • printed on Hahnemühle photo rag paper
  • printed with archival ink