13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lioness greets the sunrise

The sun was just rising on the Maasai Mara as I watched this lioness hop up on the fallen tree and look off to the sunrise. In the distance a herd of zebra grazed. It was as if she was choosing between enjoying the first raise of sunrise or pursuing breakfast.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Kathryn Dannay