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Asia’s Last Lions



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Lords of Their Last Home
Photograph by Mattias Klum

A lioness and her son peer through the brush in western India’s Gir Forest, the last home of the Asiatic lion. Close cousins of African lions, they once ranged as far as Greece, but hunting almost pushed them into extinction by the turn of the 20th century. Just 300 of the lions remain in the wild.



Camera: Pentax
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 600mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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