The Sacred and the Profane: A Lion’s Life

lion photography, San Francisco Zoo, wildlife portraits

for Cecil…
– K’lee L.

Just a quick little post today, bought on by stumbling across this shot I took earlier in the summer. I don’t know this beautiful lion’s name. I do know when I want to visit him, I can make a trip to the pretty cool San Francisco Zoo and occasionally, he’ll allow me to see him and take a couple pictures. I’m always grateful when he does…

The caption under the photo says, ‘for Cecil’. Cecil is or was a very popular lion living in Zimbabwe’s (Africa) Hwange National Park. He was killed recently… for sport (?)… or boredom (?)… or…

I don’t know if the true reason (with all the facts) he was killed will ever come to light, but I hope they do, and I can’t help hoping the individual who did the killing simply owns it; owns what a tragedy the loss of this innocent lion’s life is, the tragedy of ANY innocent life is.

for Cecil…

K’lee L. © 2015

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