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A male lion heading for the shade before the morning heat at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya.

A male lion heading for the shade before the morning heat at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya.
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Trudie October 23, 2019
Love this! The scarred face, tired but determined look ... ;) Congrats on the excellent placings for image of the month

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya.
Time
This was still quite early morning in August 2019.
Lighting
The sun was rising, but there was still this blue and green tint to everything when this lion was moving through the bushes.
Equipment
Nikon D850 with Nikon 400mm f/2.8 FL ED.
Inspiration
We were positioning and re-positioning our car a number of times well in front of this lion to give him space and trying to get a decent head-on shot. This is one of the better ones.
Editing
I process all my photos in Lightroom. This didn't need much more than sharpness and contrast.
In my camera bag
When on safari I like to carry two camera bodies with a long and short telephoto lens. In this case I had a 400mm lens and a 70-200mm lens on two Nikon bodies + a 35mm Fujifilm x100F.
Feedback
If you're on safari, get out early and don't be afraid to position your car far away from the subject. Don't get too close, it'll annoy the animal and give you worse photos.

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