A black lion. You can not have a lion as a pet, but it is beautiful. Having a black cat is as beautiful. This lion is a cat and it is lucky and not evil either. Signing off for tonight. Have fun pinting. The Incensewoman
I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
"Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you. Beaver, answering one of the Pevensie children's question about whether or not the lion Aslan was safe (Aslan represents God in the allegorical series The Chronicles of Narnia)
The beautiful "Clouded Leopard" photography: Clive Rowland Photography The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is found from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China, and has been classified as vulnerable in 2008 by IUCN.