Thank you for your kind words! This isn't a photomanipulation, it's a photograph.
This was taken at Miami Metro in Florida, where they had various areas that were very exotic and beautiful, like this cliff with the waterfall. It was taken after a lot of rain when the lighting was a little more dim and moody, which really helped to pull all of this together.
Yeah, that's an epic shot! Must be, that the lion felt like cooling off, so headed for the waterfall -- before his lion instincts decided on being beautiful, but typically lazy! (Lions are EPICALLY lazy creatures! Always lying about, while yawning widely. And yes, they really love to sleep!! )