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The True King, Masai Mara (2)

Species: Panthera leo.
Location: Masai Mara, Kenya.
This great male African lion was lying in the grass of the savannah while watching at his herd (females and pups). I was on safari, and we had discovered this herd very early in the morning, with a magnificent light, when silence and solitude rules, because there were no tourists at that time, only the lions and us. At that time I took some great pictures, but I have selected this close-up of the great male looking straight ahead, half hidden by the grass, with a magnificent side light which made his mane shine with its more intense colors, in harmony with the tones of the savannah.
A single shot taken from a safari vehicle, using beanbag, a 300 mm f/2.8 lens and 1.4x teleconverter, and a CPL filter.

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