18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Queen of the Savanna

While on safari in Serengeti National Park, we watched a lone lioness prowl around a waterhole and followed here into the grassland. She may have been looking for her pride or a meal as she climbed to the top of a termite mound and scanned the surrounding area.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Matthew Potenski