16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

The sun is now above the horizon and a lion is resting, satiated after a successful morning hunt. Compared to humans, lions have a limited perception of colour, but have excellent night vision. This allows them to hunt at night, when they can easily take their prey by surprise.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Camera: DC-G9
Copyright: © Bence Mate