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Thanks for all the kind comments. I'm happy to have such a photo honored as I have a great passion for wildlife and for the protection of our African heritage.

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the inspiring Etosha National Park in Namibia. We were fortunate that as we were driving slowly on one of the main park roads a group if 3 lions appeared out of nowhere purposely walking to clump of thorn trees where they flopped into the shade. We were no more than 10 metres away so cautiously lowered the windows to get a few unobstructed shots.
Time
As I recall it was about 11AM or so. The time of year was June so not too hot and very dry.
Lighting
I wanted to do this in Black and White so as not to distract from the majestic male lion profile. And the long brown grass seems to suspend him in a comforting fluffy cushion - quite well matching his very laid-back, confident mood as you can see!
Equipment
Taken from the vehicle using my Nikon D800 and my Nikon 300mm PF lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.
Inspiration
No inspiration was necessary other than the thrill of catching one of Nature's wonderful animals in its own protected environment living its life according to the timeless ways of its kind. If I could help inspire the awe that I feel and help to boost the protection of Africa's Big 5 and drive poaching to extinction I would be a happy man.
Editing
No - only B&W conversion.
In my camera bag
I always carry a tripod and both an ultra wide angle and a telephoto lens. Usually there is a macro lens as well for the little 'uns. We like to be prepared!
Feedback
Think ahead to your planned destination and try to pack what will be useful and what you can carry that may be useful but not an unnecessary weight burden. This guides my choice of lens and so on.

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