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One shot I've had on my wishlist for a couple of years now is a male lion walking straight towards me, and last week I got it. This lion goes by the name o...
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One shot I've had on my wishlist for a couple of years now is a male lion walking straight towards me, and last week I got it. This lion goes by the name of Scar, and he is for sure the best possible candidate for this kind of photo.
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sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 August 16, 2017
Incredible shot.. Congrats! シ
Hymakar PRO
 
Hymakar August 16, 2017
Great shot.. Is this the guy on the Mara Serena side.... if yes...i have seen him exactly a year back chased by Buffalos...
RonTear PRO+
 
RonTear August 16, 2017
One eyed black mane beauty !!!! Jonas.
CarpeDeeM PRO
 
CarpeDeeM October 03, 2017
So glad you got your shot and what a great subject. Congratulations.
FriezeFrameFotos PRO+
 
FriezeFrameFotos October 07, 2017
Lion of distinction! You can just see the 'tude' coming out in his expression! Wonderful capture! Congrats on the Image of the month WIN!
1bignaturenerd PRO
 
1bignaturenerd October 07, 2017
Congratulations on winning image of the month!!! That is an absolutely amazing shot, and what a magnificent lion!!
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle October 07, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz October 07, 2017
Congratulations ! Amazing capture. I hope he wasn’t chasing you !
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 October 07, 2017
Great shot! Nice Photo
wenn607
 
wenn607 October 07, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
wenn607
 
wenn607 October 07, 2017
Wonderful photo! He looks like he's the king of the pride! Fought for the females!!
dangerousdick
 
dangerousdick October 07, 2017
Lol I knew I had seen this face recently. I was looking at your gallery on bathroom.
Congrat's on your award.
dajomitu
 
dajomitu October 07, 2017
That is Scar Face in the Mesa Mara been following him for sometime now. Great capture of One of the best known Lions in Africa.
thebrush
 
thebrush October 08, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 08, 2017
Amazing shot!
odedios PRO+
 
odedios October 10, 2017
That detail on the face, the scar... the photo wouldn't be so impressive without it. Congrats!
Darlo
 
Darlo October 11, 2017
Fabulous photo!
SusanBurroughs
 
SusanBurroughs October 11, 2017
We got photos of "SCAR" enjoying time with his lady! (wink wink)
juliarodrigues
 
juliarodrigues October 14, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
PhotographicSafari
 
PhotographicSafari November 01, 2017
I love your capture of Scar! Such a powerful shot.
myriamverne-soury PRO
 
myriamverne-soury April 02, 2018
Isn't it Scarface in Masaï Mara ?
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose April 16, 2018
Excellent shot!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 12, 2018
Awesome
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel October 11, 2018
Chillingly outstanding shot. This has National Geographic quality.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is from the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
Time
This was at around 10 am, and this lion, who goes by the name of Scar, had just crossed the Mara river and was heading for some shade before the noon heat.
Lighting
This is shot with natural light on a slightly cloudy day.
Equipment
I took this photo from our 4WD using a Nikon D500 with a Nikon 200-400mm F4 lens.
Inspiration
One shot I had on my wishlist for a couple of years was a male lion walking straight towards me, and when it finally happened, and with this magnificent lion, I made sure I'd get the shot.
Editing
I've processed this photo in Lightroom with basic adjustments.
In my camera bag
While on safari I use two camera bodies with different lens; current gear is a Nikon D500 with Nikon 200-400mm lens and a Nikon D750 with 70-200mm lens.
Feedback
Get out there, hope for the best and capture the moment before it's too late.

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