Early Morning Lion

Taken In Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
200-400 mm F4 with 1.4 EX at 560mm
ISO 1600

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Awesome angle and lighting, Ken. I do wish for just a sliver more canvas on the top and right, but generally a wonderful image. The detail in the face is incredible.

Ken, this is a beautiful portrait and the light is sublime. More space around the animal would be nice as well as some light on the eyes…but hey, you can’t have everything!

Great subject and awesome light, love that golden mane. Scratches on the face tell that it’s a seasoned lion.
Higher POV doesn’t allow the frame to do justice to the image.