About Derek Cattani

Welcome to the official website of

It was during a chance meeting in London in 1970 that brought me together with John Rendall, Ace Bourke and Christian the lion.
I was a young staff photographer on a national newspaper, chasing the latest scandals and taking pictures of the most famous faces of the time.

Now, forty years later, those scandals are long
forgotten and those faces are a mere memory.
What has remained is the remarkable story of Christian
and the people who have kept his legacy alive.

Never could I have imagined the impact Christian
would have on me and the world.

Now you have the opportunity
to have a part of Christian’s story.

Available for purchase are photographs of Christian during his time in London.

They represent the best images captured
of Christian and are featured in the books,

“A Lion Called Christian”
“Christian The Lion”
“Christian The Lion :
My Picturebook” and the “A Lion Called Christian” DVD.

You can collect either as a fine art print
signed by photographer Derek Cattani
or as a High Quality photo print.

A portion of all sales will be donated
to the George Adamson wildlife preservation trust
to help continue their wonderful work in Africa.

Derek Cattani

© Derek Cattani. All rights reserved.

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