Although I am a photographer, I never dabbled in the world of wildlife photography. Especially white lions. Or any animal photography, for that matter. I find this photography line very impressive. I only have the most significant respect for photographers laying for hours in the hot sun to get the perfect shot.
But sometimes, an opportunity comes along, and you can’t help get that real African wildlife photo. It is still one of my biggest dreams of doing a full-on safari, where I can sit and click away. To witness the wildebeest in Kenya while migrating to the Serengeti. A little bit of my background is that I studied tourism management for three years. I never thought I would become a photographer, but now I can do both when time allows me.
On the morning of my birthday, I captured this photo. We stayed at a Wild Reserve in the Free State, where they breed with white lions. I took hundreds of pictures of this one white lion.
I was trying to get my lens even closer through the electric fence that I was wondering at one point if the fence is even on? Only a few shots worked for me with a bit of editing.
Undoubtedly, it is one of the most amazing animals in the world.
White lions are not that common, but you find them in South Africa, especially the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Genetically, the white lions are the same species as the typical brown, tawny lion, but mutation of genes produce lighter pigments.