Vicki Jauron

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 400mm 2.8

Aperture: F2.8

Shutter speed: 1/250

ISO: 1100

Description: An elegant display between two lions after mating

Story from behind the lens: I'm convinced that everything happens just as the light fades to darkness. This was late in the evening and I had to take a quick snap just as we took a position and killed the motor. I was pleasantly surprised to find that even using a low shutter speed I was able to capture this expression sharply, because that was the last opportunity I had. I love the growls and baring of teeth after mating. Lions are such expressive animals.