Dinokeng, South Africa – 2023
This photograph is a tribute to the skills of Kevin Richardson – The Lion Whisperer – whose ability to work with these magnificent cats is without equal.
The previous night, the thunderstorms around Dinokeng, South Africa, were so violent and relentless that sleeping was impossible. My restlessness was
compounded by my excitement about the amount of flood water that
would be building in Kevin’s famous sanctuary.
We often talk about bad weather being an opportunity not a threat and the torrential rain in the region offered a chance for us to practice what we preach.
I knew that it was going to be dirty work as, at my behest, Kevin’s heavy cage would be positioned in the new marshland at first light. These lions are extremely dangerous to all humans, other than Kevin, and the only way to gain proximity is to use remotes or work from a very heavy cage. Remotes were a non-runner with the water levels, so it was time for me to get very wet and suck it up.
The end result made it all worthwhile. I can’t really get more out of an adult male lion than this and what a majestic animal he is
Special size Archival Pigment print on 315gsm Hahnemühle photo rag Baryta paper
Numbered and handsigned and comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity.
The photograph is framed in a very exclusive handmade black wooden block frame with hand-tensioned cotton passe-partout and museum glass.
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