Lion and his cub perfectly create iconic scene from The Lion King

The real life Lion King! Fearsome feline and son perfectly recreate Simba and Mufasa’s iconic scene

  • A lion and his cub were photographed sitting on a rock at sunset in Tanzania with only their silhouettes visible
  • They recreate the iconic scene from The Lion King where Mufasa gives Simba a lesson about being king
  • Wildlife photographer Marc Mol saw the spot and spent hours watching it hoping lions would show up

A lion and its cub recreate the famous scene from The Lion King as they sit on a rock and gaze into the sunset in the central Serengeti of Tanzania.

The photographs bear a striking resemblance to the famous scene in the 1994 Disney animated blockbuster where main character Simba is given a life lesson by his father Mufasa.

Wildlife photographer Marc Mol, 59, was in Africa from Sydney documenting wildebeest migration when he saw the six-month-old cub and its father in the perfect setting just 30ft away.

‘I sat in my vehicle for many hours waiting for the possibility that the lions would climb that rock at just the right moment for a pleasing setting sun and silhouette,’ he said.

‘I have always been a fan of The Lion King and after lots of waiting and hoping, the lions finally stood in the right spot, just where I wanted and just at the right time, and that seldom happens.’ 

A lion and its cub recreate the famous scene from The Lion King as they sit on a rock and gaze into the sunset in the central Serengeti of Tanzania

The photographs bear a striking resemblance to the famous scene in the 1994 Disney animated blockbuster where main character Simba is given a life lesson by his father Mufasa 

Wildlife photographer Marc Mol, 59, saw the six-month-old cub and its father in the perfect setting just 30ft away

‘I sat in my vehicle for many hours waiting for the possibility that the lions would climb that rock at just the right moment for a pleasing setting sun and silhouette,’ he said

The lion and his cub are even sitting on the right side of each other to recreate the iconic moment of the well-loved film

‘Look, Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom. A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new kin,’ Mufasa told Simba in the famous scene

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