The way in which Cecil's life ended was not fitting of such a beautiful animal, which is why 500px decided to put together a photographic tribute to the beautiful animal. Cecil was 13-years-old when he was killed by US dentist Walter Palmer.
Cecil lived at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and was a star attraction for the many people who visited. He was lured from his enclosure and out into the open by poachers and the killed. In order to celebrate what a beautiful and majestic animal Cecil was, here are 10 amazing photos.