13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

It was early in the morning. We were out looking for "Scarface" one of the most dominant male lions in the Mara. When we found him, he was with the lioness he had been mating with for the past few days. They were looking in different directions, both very alert. I focused on him with the lioness and a single tree in the background.

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Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Kenya
Copyright: © Michel Zoghzoghi