by Mark Adlington (Unicorn £30)

LION by Mark Adlington (Unicorn £30)

When Mark Adlington was at art school, lions were deemed an ‘uncool’ subject: ‘Wildlife was already looked down upon enough without trying to tackle the over-painted clichés of the big five.’ 

But, thankfully, he ignored this sentiment, setting off on a three-year mission to find lions in six different African habitats. 

The resulting artwork, collected in this beautiful book, brings these majestic creatures to life — you feel them stretch, hunt and fight as you turn every page. It proves those art snobs wrong in the most wonderful way.

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