On a cold winter’s morning I found two huge male lions on the upper dune road of the South African side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We were miles away from anyone and anything – it felt like my vehicle was the only one on that road that morning, and it may very well have been. The big boys were patrolling their territory, scent marking and roaring every few minutes. The larger of the two males (and the one with the more impressive mane) eventually left the road and started traversing the dunes. He paused atop one of the highest dunes in the area to scan the surroundings – I was thrilled because I’ve always dreamt of photographing one the park’s iconic large black-maned males on a dune. He seemed as regal as Mufasa from the Lion King, and it was at that moment that I imagined that, if he could talk, he would say – “Everything the light touches… this is my kingdom.”