Andy Campbell

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 200 to 400

Aperture: 6.3

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 500

Description: A male lion rests on the charred plains whilst a raging fire billows out a curtain of smoke

Story from behind the lens: The fires were raging across the plains and I wanted to find an animal to pose in the foreground of the dramatic smoke-billowed sky. Luck would have it that a couple of male lions appeared out of nowhere. One sat out in the open on the crest of the ridge allowing for the shot I was searching for.