There's a lion near the river

This set of images is the first installment of a work in progress. The idea for the first photographic series took shape by a quote from a History book. A sentence that would eventually become its title.
No big theme, no straightforward subject, no previous plan. Just gleaning shots and foraging for images. While muttering around key words such as danger, death, decomposition, numbers, signs, hope, the story folds up.