The lion was a stock image! I think the biggest thing for a composite always comes down to lighting. Since the lioness was more backlit, I did the same for Roux. Then I made sure the rest of it was evenly lit and upped the clarity a bit so they matched. I also moved the lions pupil from the original image so it looked a bit more like the lion was looking towards her rather than past her!
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