“Oh I Just can’t wait to be King!”

£ 100


Yala National Park


Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)

Conservation Status

Listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN list


Melisa Fernando

Size of your Print (In Inches) – 16” x 24” photograph printed in Canvas and stretch framed.

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1 in stock



In the golden light of day, atop the majestic ‘Rukwila’, the leopardess ‘Hope’ eagerly awaits the arrival of her male cub, ‘Hasalaka’. It was a sight to behold, one of the most incredible encounters I’ve ever had. For over an hour, I had the privilege of observing this enchanting duo. As I watched, it seemed as though I could almost hear the young leopard cub belting out the iconic tune, “Oh I just can’t wait to be King” from the beloved movie Lion King. With boundless energy, he pranced and played around his mother, bringing a smile to my face. Finally, as the hour drew to a close, exhaustion took hold of him, and he nestled himself right next to his mother, drifting off into a peaceful slumber.

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Delivery Terms

Delivery Terms

Option 1 - You can collect your print from the Sri Lankan High Commission between the 4th and the 8th of November 2023.
Option 2 - We can also arrange delivery of your print at an extra charge to your address. The delivery charge will be communicated to you over the Telephone and will be based on the actual cost charged by the courier.