African Lion - Male
This rendering in pastel on hot pressed watercolor paper is obviously - hopefully it's obvious - a male African lion. And one who currently resides at the Washington National Zoo.
You may think that lions are so familiar and so pervasive in cultures worldwide that there's not much new we can say about them. But actually there are some rather interesting tidbits about the Elvis of the Animal Kingdom, some of which you can learn if you just click here.