Lion at the WHF by Linda M
Linda’s image of a wounded lion at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Kent, UK, takes the term ‘animal portrait’ to a whole new level. “He’d just had a disagreement with his brother and he came off worst,” explains Linda. “I think his pride, along with the cut on his nose, was a little hurt!”
The image is beautifully lit, the high-contrast mono conversion is perfectly suited to the subject matter, and the angled pose makes for a very dynamic and arresting photo composition.
But as with all great portraits, it’s the subject’s expression that makes the shot – it’s not often you see an image of a lion looking vulnerable, and in this respect Linda’s lion portrait is truly original.