An adult female African Lion stares into my camera lens. My preferred style when it

comes to portraiture is to shoot at eye-level with the subject, but sometimes, as in this

shot, shooting from different positions can work well and offer differing perspectives. My

instinct was to capture this image from above, many will criticise this approach but then

again, rules are their to be broken and this is essential to creating fresh, impactful imagery

in an era that is content rich. In my opinion, the decision paid off- this is a very powerful

image. Shooting front on would of resulted in a cluttered composition; the eyes needed to

be the clear centre of attention.

 23.4 x 33.1 inches

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