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I Am by MikeShawPhotography I Am by MikeShawPhotography
I Am

I am the one you fear
When respect is all that is needed
I am predator
Turned prey to mankind
Were I once was many
I am now few
I am majestic
But only a trophy to a man with a gun.

This is Iblis one of three Asiatic lions at Chester Zoo UK, there are only about 350 remaining in the wild, they differ from African lions and are like so many creatures on our planet now endangered. I often wonder what we shall be judged on by future generations?
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owensangel10 Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS GUY LOOKS SO SAD...I WOULD CRY IF I LOOKED AT HIM TOO LONG!
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:iconistrife:
Strong. The only word that comes to mind. Such a majestic and beautiful creature.
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morningstarskid Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Gettn old Brother....
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wingsofdragons Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely.......:iconwingsplz:
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roodpa Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great the way you have used the light to isolate this beautiful head and face
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solefield Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!!
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:iconpassion4photos:
Amazing shot Mike!
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:iconjacac:
e x c e l l e n t
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:iconerene:
Great shot Mike and it is great to hear that you are getting better :)
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