Photograph by Solara Santoni (TheWildKid on deviantART)
In this adorable (yet still slightly nerve-wracking!) close-up we see a male lion licking one of its front paws. The photograph was taken by Solara Santoni, a 16-year-old from South Africa who has some wonderful animal photographs on her deviantART profile.
The photograph was taken at a Predator Park in South Africa called Jukani. She says she met him once before and was able to pet him so felt comfortable enough to get the incredible close-up above. For more, you can also check out her tumblr page at whenkittensroar.tumblr.com