Unrealistically beautiful, like a magic white lion, became the hero of a photo report by British photographer Simon Needham. Simon was as happy as a little child when he managed to get permission to shoot this special white animal.
Moreover, not an albino, but a carrier of the rarest gene mutation.
It’s already a difficult task to photograph a lion but this case was even harder. And this is why.
The complexity of the work was in the fact that Moya, apparently aware of his uniqueness, is a narcissistic and capricious lion.
This large cat lives in South Africa in the Glenn Harriff Nature Reserve. Nothing threatens him there, and even photographers do not bother him.
And you need to get close to the lion as close as possible – otherwise how to get the most favorable angles?
And what can be done here, if even photographers are forbidden to leave their cars for shooting, in which only they can move around the reserve?
Simon was lucky: he had interchangeable optics, and Moya, like any narcissistic cat, from time to time seemed to deliberately take picturesque poses – well, obviously posing!
Think yourself! Isn’t this work worth a world wild recognition? Truly a good job!