PANTHERA LEO: LION IN HIS KINGDOM
Breathtaking black-and-white images create a powerful portrait of one of the most majestic and endangered species in the world. For almost 20 years, he has journeyed across Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana to capture the wild lion living freely in its natural habitat. Think of lions and one might think of the powerful member of the “Big Five,” with a roar that echoes across the planes, and a merciless pursuit of its prey. One might think of the pack animal, surprisingly playful and affectionate within its pride. Or one might think of the endangered lion—long the target of hunters and trophy collectors. Laurent Baheux journeys across Africa to capture the lion in all its intricate facets and the result is a sensitive and intimate photo portrait: at once powerful, fragile, and tender.