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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lioness hunting wildebeest at a dusty river crossing.

A massive herd of Wildebeest ran down the Mara River bank, ready to cross to the other side. The lioness lay hidden behind a small bush near the water’s edge, Suddenly she darted to the herd forcing the wildebeest to run, drawing up a massive cloud of dust.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Manoj Shah