Carol Lyon began her career as a photographer in 2009. She is a zookeeper in Houston, Texas, and took on the responsibilities of employee photographer. This simple mission was a true revelation. It was the birth of a real passion, and even a new career for Carol Lyon. Getting as close as possible to the animals, she captures their beauty. Whether domestic, exotic, tame, or wild, animals inspire Carol Lyon in her many shots and compositions. The joy she feels near animals is palpable. She distills it in each of her photos to draw the viewer into this most intimate experience of the natural world. Self-taught, it didn’t take long to attract the recognition of her peers, notably with the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, the Prix de la Photographie Paris PX3 and also One Eyeland’s 2019.