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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
King of the Lions

This shows a lion in its almost-natural habitat, yet it still remains behind bars. It enjoys its day, while never truly knowing what freedom is like, despite the encasement's large run.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Melanie Levine