Three brothers from the Big Five crew flaunt their photogenic selves for a good cause in the iconic New York Post. The trio; Samburu, Shenzis and Shomba were photographed by Simon Needham, a professional photographer, to raise awareness about the decline in lion population.
Simon offers his photography skills to NGOs in need of professional images and has already worked extensively with One Heart Worldwide, GG Conservation, Development Media international, California Wildlife Center, Care for Wild, and Fundacion Natura Bolivia. Now, he’s offering his talents to a Big Cat cause.
Lion populations are on a decline as they are continuously losing their habitats due to variety of factors including; the increasing human populations which result in growth of agriculture, human settlement and roads. It is said that in just two decades the lion population has decreased by 43% and its alleged that a mere 23 000 lions exists today.
Currently, Glen Garriff Conservation in Harrismith, Free State, is home to 77 lions who live out the duration of their lives in wildest way possible. The brothers now call this sanctuary home.
Picture: Simon Needham / Instagram