Lion Panthera leo
The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia.
This particularly beautiful lioness was enjoying an afternoon rest in the warm sunshine. This image was captured in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, South Africa.