Top Free Lion Images

Images of the big cat, native to Africa, India, and formerly to much of Europe.

Lion images are *Roar* awesome. Viaology picked these Top Free Lion Images. If you don’t find what you are looking for, check the external links to find even more. Have a suggestion? Please contact. Viaology would love to include your photo.

Images are divided into Photos, Illustrations, and Graphics.

Lion Photos


Lazy Lion

Lazy Lion by 27707, found on Pixabay. Public Domain License.


Powerful and an example of Royalty. Others make way for thy grace.

African King

African King by Koilbri5, found on Pixabay, under Public Domain.


Dramatic, Intense, and adorable.

Lioness and Cubs

Lioness and Cubs by Sponchia, found on Pixabay. Public Domain License.


Mega Jelly Beans! Some closeup danger paws.

Lion Paws

Lion Paws by Chorengel, found on Pixabay. Public Domain License.


Lion Cub’s Gaze. This cub’s gaze is so precious, and almost human like.

Lion Cub Gaze

Image by Lilla Frerichs, found on Public Domain Files. Public Domain License.


Lion Sunset

Lion Sunset by Thes26800, found on Pixabay. Public Domain License.


The Lion can not be without his Lioness. Just as powerful and magnificent.

Lioness in Africa

Image by Vera Kratochvil, found on PublicDomainPictures. Public Domain License.


The Lion of Lucerne, also known as the Lion Monument. There are plenty of pictures of this famous sculpture, but this one was lovely and in the Public Domain! Double win.

Lion of Lucerne

Image found on Max Pixel. Public Domain License.


Lion Illustrations


This illustration is both beautiful and silly. Their faces looks so angry!

The Lion Family

This Vintage Illustration was found on Public Domain Pictures, under Public Domain License.


This image is Assyrian. Including art from other cultures is always interesting.

Image by Boris Zvorykin, Found on Old Book Illustrations, Licensed under Public Domain.


The detail in this line art, is what caught my attention. Also, the eyes of the lion are almost innocent/doe like.

Lion Line Art

Lion Line Art found on WpClipArt, under Public Domain License.


When thinking of lions, most would picture a facial expression similar to this. The sketch is some detailed but clean.

Lion Sketch

Lion Sketch found on Public Domain Clip Art, under Public Domain License.

Lion Graphics


Picked for cuteness, uniqueness, and svg availability(at origin site).

Abstract Lion Cub Graphic

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors, found on Pixabay. Licensed under Public Domain.


Cutie Lion – Cute and Simple

Cutie Lion

Cutie Lion by UnboxScience, found on Pixabay. Public Domain License.


Ted Finds

The following images are from a public domain book Ted(admin) was reading. Didn’t find any other source that was sharing them, so I added them!

Lion Head [B&W]

Lion head [B&W]. From An Alphabet of Quadrupeds, found on Project Gutenberg, Licensed under Public Domain.

Slightly Startled Lion [B&W]

Slightly Startled Lion [B&W]. From An Alphabet of Quadrupeds, found on Project Gutenberg, Licensed under Public Domain.

Lion in Cage [B&W]

Lion in cage at zoo. People viewing him. [B&W] From An Alphabet of Quadrupeds, found on Project Gutenberg, Licensed under Public Domain.


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