Having lived in Phoenix, AZ for over a decade I’ve been to Vegas many times. I’ve seen all of the casinos and their free attractions. The MGM Grand’s lion exhibit always stood out to me as the most impressive. I was sad to hear they have closed the lion show down permanently and am grateful I was able to see it before it was gone. This photo was taken while the lions were being fed, and the trainer had purposely thrown sticky slices of raw meat onto the glass viewing panels. This male was truly an enormous, beautiful beast. I hope all of the MGM’s lions lead a healthy and happy retirement.
Below is a 2nd version of the same photo, I just love messing around in Photoshop.
These photos were processed with Topaz Labs, a simple and easy to use Photoshop plugin.