Looks like the lion was resting its head over its front paws before something made him lift up his head to attention. Doesn't look frightened, rather calm and collected, waiting to see what the subjects next move is By Francesca.
"Remember who you are. You are my son. You are the lion king. Remember who you are" - Mufasa Lion King. This picture is so beautiful and is from the single most inspirational part of that movie! Seriously, watch this scene & try to not be moved!