16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Lioness looks out at the Savannah

The tall grass and excess rains in the Mara this year had made it difficult for the cats to hunt. Here I have captured the image of a lioness in the morning golden light looking for prey after a probable unsuccessful night of hunting. What I wanted to do was to have a back lit image and at the same time show the subject in full glory.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Narok County, Kenya
Camera: E-M1MarkII
Copyright: © Ranjan Ramchandani