The Metro Washington, DC Penn State Alumni Association Chapter called me a few weeks ago and asked if I wouldn't mind photographing the Nittany Lion around the National Mall. They said they had a Nittany Lion outfit and one of them would wear it and I could take photos of them around the Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, and the Vietnam Memorial. Being a Penn State Alum, I, of course, said yes. I have to admit that I thought I would be photographing some knock off costume of the Nittany Lion.
I met Andrew Schlegel, the local membership chairman, at 6:30AM at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. When he opened the bag and showed me the outfit I realized this was the real deal, down to the teeth and ears. I had a great time and I got a lot of funny looks as I walked around the National Mall with a Lion.
You can view and purchase prints of the images here PSU Nittany Lion.