Remembering Lions

Remembering Lions is the fourth instalment in the charity book series by the Remembering Wildlife team, and features images donated by more than 70 of the world's top wildlife photographers.

© Federico Veronesi

The collective aim of the photographers is to use their imagery to raise awareness of the plight facing lions. Remembering Lions is the fourth book in the Remembering Wildlife series.

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“The history of lions has been entwined with mankind for millions of years and they are surely the most worshipped of all animals,” says Margot Raggett, the founder of Remembering Wildlife.

“But, thanks to that same mankind that professes to revere them, their numbers have declined by half in merely the last quarter of a century alone. Wild lions are now just found in sub-Saharan Africa and a small pocket of India, with only around 20,000 left.”

“The question that faces us, as with all of the Remembering Wildlife series, is whether we want this book to be not just a celebration, but also an obituary of this most romantic and legendary of species? Because right now, their very survival is in our hands.”

The profits from the book series are donated to conservation projects, with previous projects including Wilderness Foundation Africa, Orangutan Foundation, Gorilla Doctors, and Bulindi Chimpanzee and Community Project.

To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below. 

A male Asiatic lion in Gir Forest National Park, India. © Sumeet Moghe
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A male Asiatic lion in Gir Forest National Park, India. © Sumeet Moghe

A female African lion and cub in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Billy Dodson
A female African lion and cub in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Billy Dodson
A male lion in Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa. © Adam Bannister
A male African lion in Londolozi Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa. © Adam Bannister
A male African lion in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Tom Way
A male African lion in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Tom Way
A male African lion with cub in Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya. © Suzi Eszterhas
A male African lion with cub in Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya. © Suzi Eszterhas
Lions on a kill in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Albie Venter
African lions on a kill in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Albie Venter
A male African lion in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Marlon du Toit
A male African lion in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Marlon du Toit
A female African lion calling inMaasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Andy Rouse
A female African lion calling in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Andy Rouse
An African lion pride following a buffalo herd in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Pete Oxford
An African lion pride following a buffalo herd in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. © Pete Oxford
Two African lions drinking in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Chad Cocking
Two African lions drinking in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Chad Cocking
An African lion in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, South Africa. © Hannes Lochner
An African lion in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kalahari, South Africa. © Hannes Lochner
Two African lion cubs in Chobe National Park, Botswana. © James Gifford
Two African lion cubs in Chobe National Park, Botswana. © James Gifford
A male African lion in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana. © Andrew Aveley
A male African lion in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana. © Andrew Aveley
Remembering Lions book is published by Envisage Books.
Remembering Lions book is published by Envisage Books. Photo © Federico Veronesi