A day out to the local zoo (Open Range Zoo, Victoria, Australia) saw us getting up close and personal with some lions - though with a sheet of reinforced glass between us and them. Minimal post-work in photoshop; pretty much nothing other than to just slightly warm the image up just a bit.
Lyonene is Latin for "lioness".
Terribly sorry for the awful copyrights stuff; found my photographs somewhere they shouldn't have been - just taking precautions.
This image is copyright and sole property of Erin Guest (aka Renilicious on deviantART) getifa.com (© getifa.com 2006) - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this image may be used in any derivative works such as icons, avatars, as part of any other images or to be further developed/processed in any way, shape or form. THIS IS NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN.