Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo – Big Cats in Denmark

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Copenhagen Zoo

Now, when you hear Denmark you probably don’t think “Lions”. I know for my part that I definitely didn’t. Which is why I was surprised during a visit to the Copenhagen Zoo to find a large, open enclosure full of a rather large extended family including a veritable army of small cubs. As the rainy day gave way to a beautiful fall day I snapped this photo of Dad and one of the moms relaxing in the sun together. I just love the colors in the photo, and that he appears to be sticking his tongue out at me.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Tip
    January 31, 2012

    What an incredibly majestic photo! What f-stop did you use? The textured concrete in the background provides an interesting rhythm to this photo. I think I’ll make it my screensaver for a while. I’ve tried capturing photos of lions on a few of my journeys but they always end up being a very blurry image of the lion’s backside.

    • Alex Berger
      February 1, 2012

      Thanks for the kind words and please do! The photo data and specs can be seen here: and I hear you on the lion shots. Same with cats. Far more difficult to catch posing than one would think. It’s like they have an intuitive ability to turn away and avoid your camera lens just at the right moment.


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