Sizing you up for dinner Photograph by Ruth Searle

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Sizing you up for dinner

Ruth Searle

United Kingdom


Size: 16 W x 16 H x 0.1 in

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Sizing you up for dinner

Ruth Searle


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Photography: Digital on Paper.

I took this photograph at Orana Wildlife Park near Christchurch New Zealand. I was in a cage being driven through the lion's enclosure while they were being fed meat from the cage. It was a thrilling experience! This lion looked as if he was sizing me up for dinner - it's rather unnerving to be looked in the eye by a hungry lion licking his lips! I wanted to focus in on the lions face and eyes as he looked at me through the bars of the cage and I hope the viewer will get a sense of what it would be like to be there with the lions. There were 8 of them altogether but this one, Khan, was very persistent - and hungry!