The main subject of this photo is an sculpture of a lion by Agapit Vallmitjana Abarca (1850–1915). It’s one of the four lions at the terraces of the monument to Alfonso XII of Spain, in the Retiro Park (Jardines del Buen Retiro) in Madrid, built from 1902 to 1922.
The lions were originally of stone, but due to their deterioration they were replaced by bronze copies in year 2000. The lions are in an extreme of the hemicycle of the monument and near the pond staircase.
Monument to Alfonso XII, Retiro Park, Madrid (Spain)
Canon EOS 450D | Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC EX HSM + HiTech ND 0.9 filter@ 10 mm | f11, 4s, ISO 100. HDR from 3 exposures @ [-2 EV .. -0 .. +2 EV ].