Focal Point: The skin of a lion

A challenge for a photographer is to use the visual to convey something to the other four senses. While editing a large package of pictures from her circus assignment, staff photographer Silvia Razgova spoke about wanting to capture textures in images and brought me this photo, which I instantly loved. While it is a somewhat abstract image, the viewer can almost feel what the fur of this lion would be like to the touch.

*Brian Kerrigan, photo editor