Morani, 14, is currently the oldest known living lion 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 during a photography workshop.
The reserve is also home to other amazing animals such as cheetahs, zebras and other lions.
But he was 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 pack leader, a king, to an elderly retiree still struggling to survive on the Mara. Lum said
“Morani was part of a four-man coalition, and he’s the only one left of the four.”
“He was a lone male who was driven out of his pride by younger, stronger males, which is a natural process in lions as the stronger males will control the pride.”
‘In general, adult male lions are naturally lazy and can sleep 20 hours a day! We saw it in the morning, then came back later in the day only to find it no more than 15 feet from where we left it.’