Big 5s

Greg du Toit

Photographer

“I’m often asked what my favourite animal is to photograph. I’ve tried to avoid the clichéd answers and I’ve tried to avoid the question altogether. Finally, and after many years, I can unashamedly admit that the majestic lion, king of the beasts, is undoubtedly my favourite photographic subject.

I know that they spend their lives sleeping, but when they wake from their slumber, they move with a unique and wholly primal prowess. They exude a confident type of supreme power that still, after all these years, excites me.

Their deep golden eyes look straight through you and just when you think you are about to meet your fateful end, the big brute beast will often flop over, collapsing clumsily into a deep sleep.

Lions are both powerful and goofy; they are an intoxicating combination of regality and stupidity as they play the role of both king and jester.”

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Photo by Greg du Toit

My Big 5

    Lion
    Leopard
    Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Elephant

Greg du Toit

Photographer

“I’m often asked what my favourite animal is to photograph. I’ve tried to avoid the clichéd answers and I’ve tried to avoid the question altogether. Finally, and after many years, I can unashamedly admit that the majestic lion, king of the beasts, is undoubtedly my favourite photographic subject.

I know that they spend their lives sleeping, but when they wake from their slumber, they move with a unique and wholly primal prowess. They exude a confident type of supreme power that still, after all these years, excites me.

Their deep golden eyes look straight through you and just when you think you are about to meet your fateful end, the big brute beast will often flop over, collapsing clumsily into a deep sleep.

Lions are both powerful and goofy; they are an intoxicating combination of regality and stupidity as they play the role of both king and jester.”

Photo by Greg du Toit

My Big 5

    Lion
    Leopard
    Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Elephant

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