This wildlife photograph was taken of a male lion in captivity:
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
This photograph depicts beautiful shadows across the face of a side-lit male lion. The light accentuates the male's strong features and stunningly layered mane.
This photograph was taken of a male lion in captivity at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, New Jersey.
The Turtle Back Zoo is part of the South Mountain Recreation Complex. Situated on 20 acres in the South Mountain Reservation, it is part of the Essex County Park System, the oldest county park system in the United States. The Turtle Back Zoo has been an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 2006. In 2017, the zoo became an accredited member of ZAA (Zoological Association of America).