Travel Photo of the Day (May 26)

I wish I had this job.  This gentleman works with lions from an early age to help introduce them back into the wild.  I would look forward to going to work each day.  This photo was taken in Zambia.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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35 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (May 26)

  1. That is a brave man indeed!

    • TBM says:

      I imagine that it isn’t always so peaceful. But it is an important job. I would love to see lions make a rebound in the area for many generations to see.

  2. Truly a worthwhile occupation. How wonderful.

  3. Beth Ann says:

    I would LOVE that job. Sign me up! Oh wait—I bet it would help if I lived in Zambia…

  4. Well, I wouldn’t like to have his job but I’d love to visit his ‘kingdom’.

  5. rossanaf says:

    What that man does is praiseworthy. There could be no better job than helpde the Planet and its species to survive!

    • TBM says:

      I agree with you…I love this planet and all of its creatures and would like to see everyone coexist and to live happy lives.

  6. scrapydo says:

    Job is ok but the lions are still wild animals.Last year one of the handlers was mauled by n lion here in NZ. Was a real sad thing, still is bad. They didn’t kill the lion because it still is a wild animal.

    • TBM says:

      That is a horrible thing…working with wild animals does indeed mean that risks are involved. My heart goes out to his family. Lions, no matter how cute, are still predators.

  7. Jo Bryant says:

    I wish I had his job as well

  8. Shutterbug Sage says:

    That would be so awesome!

  9. Wht an incredible life, though a bit scary if your companion is having a bad hair day!!

  10. niasunset says:

    WOW! He is great and brave man… Wonderful photograph you captured dear TBM, fascinated me. Thank you, with my love, nia

  11. Fergiemoto says:

    Wow, that’s pretty neat…and very brave of him to work so closely with lions!

  12. Same job as Tylers sister. It seems like lots of fun but luckily for us, it is not that glamorous!

  13. Palm Trees & Bare Feet says:

    Wow! What a great picture! Right when I saw the picture I had to read your description just to know why a man was so close to a lioness! Yes, this would be a very cool job!


  14. T. F. Walsh says:

    I’d love to work with lions… too cool.

  15. Novroz says:

    Same with you…I’d love to have his job too 🙂
    This is a lovely shot TBM

  16. Madhu says:

    Know what you mean 🙂 Wonderful capture.

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