From my safari trip to Sabi Sands, South Africa, in Sept, 2012. This is the alpha male in the area. He looked very menacing but also is very beautiful. We was protecting a fresh impala kill that he stored in the tree above him. A few minutes after this picture was taken, several hyenas approached and he jumped up in the tree to avoid them. Unfortunately, the branches of the tree were too thick to get a good view of him there.