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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Warrior's Gaze

Male Lions are defenders of their respective prides. This male had just finished feeding on a zebra kill and allowed another male to feed. His bloodied cut possibly from a little disagreement within his pride or perhaps a battle wound protecting his pride from another male takeover. Life in the Serengeti can be brutal even at the top of the food chain.

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Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Kenneth Feeser