Morani, 14, is currently 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 this year.
Professional wildlife photographer Leighton Lum, from Hawaii, captured the beautiful 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 when he caught the 14-year-old Morani lion.
Morani took the title as 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 surprised Lum.
“Just by looking at his face, you can tell this guy has been through a lot. He went from a young leader of a pride, a king, to a retired old man still fighting to survive in Mara. “Lum said
‘Morani was a part of a coalition of four males, and he’s the only one remaining out of the four.’
“He was a lone male who was pushed out of his pride by younger, stronger males, which is a natural process in lions as the strongest males will control pride.”
‘In general, adult male lions are lazy by nature and can sleep 20 hours a day! We spotted him in the morning, then came back later in the day only to find him no more than 15ft from where we left him. ‘