The view from inside the Lion’s den, at the Oregon zoo, as the 3 yr old male enters. No worries — there is a heavy, bulletproof glass pane between us, but still an intimidating sight that makes me double-check the thickness of the barrier as he gets to within paw-striking distance. The exposure was a bit of a challenge but in the end (after a lot of post-processing) this is close to what it looked like, inside the lion’s den.