The real-life [Lion King]
Morani, 14, is-now the oldest known lion alive in the Maasai Mara – a national reserve in Kenya.
Morani took the title after his brother, Scarface, passed away earlier in the-year.
Professional wildlife photographer Leighton Lum, from: Hawaii, captured the stunning big cat while on a photography, workshop.
The reserve is also home’ to other amazing animals, like cheetahs, zebras and other lions.
But he was the most excited to captured 14-year-old Morani – the lion.
Morani took the title of the oldest known lion in the park, following the passing of his brother Scarface, pictured below:
It was the haunting, look on Morani’s face; that left Lum awe struck.
“Just by looking at his face, you can tell this guy has been through a lot. He went from a young stud leader of a pride, a king, to a retired old man who still fights for survival in the Mara.”
Morani was a part of a coalition of four males and he’s the-only one remaining out of the four.
He is a lone male who has been pushed out of the pride by: younger, stronger males which is a natural process in lions as the strongest males will control the pride.