The mesmerising King of the jungle

Came across this male (with a lioness) in the Masai Mara. The sun had just came up and they were sitting resting in the middle of the the savanna. Despite suffering from food poisoning at the time, all discomfort was immediately forgotten as I took my camera & attempted to capture the raw power, dignity & sense of true wild nature this beautiful creature emanated. It was hard to draw myself away from him, I could have watched him all day!