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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Time Flies

During a safari in Tanzania, we spotted a tree with at least dozen of lions on it. Most of them were resting or sleeping. I found this tree trunk with one lion that was trying to catch some shade. It was in the hottest hours of the day, the flies were around him, and I captured his glance at them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © David Chen
Awards
Photo of the Day: 08.19.18
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