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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
My Mane Man

This male lion got up for a drink while I was over the other side of the watering hole lying on the floor of a safari vehicle and he looked straight at me as he drank. His girlfriend popped over to say hi shortly afterwards, standing a meter away from my lens - too close to get a photo!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Central Kalahari, Botswana
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © francesca trotman