13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Staring in the Face of a Lion

I volunteered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for three months at a school for children who are deaf. On a long weekend, I decided to take a 3-day safari. We came across a pride of lions when I shot this photo of a young male lion who is growing a mane.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Ruaha National Park , Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D40X
Copyright: © Meredith Chait