This is one of the best pictures I have ever taken. The old lion, showing disdain. The young lion, intense and mean. Donny has swatted this young man down time and time again and presents a confident image. But Spencer, at only 19 years old, is a frightening figure. He is strong. He is motivated. He is only 19 years old and therefore doest hurt the way you or me or Donny does. It’s the struggle of life, nature at its most raw. A thousand years ago, this would have been about which one of them got to breed and pass on their genes and which one wouldnt. Yes, it is that basic and raw. National Geographic should be filming this stuff.
July 3, 2011