Chad Cocking

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: Sigma 24-70 @ 34mm

Aperture: F/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/40

ISO: 800

Description: A pride of lions look out for the rest of their pride as a storm brews in the background during the last seconds of light of day

Story from behind the lens: The Serian Pride of the Mara North had become separated after an incoming male lion from the Marsh Pride found them during the course of the night and chased the pride in all directions. In the afternoon, our guides managed to find some members of the pride, but they were clearly intent of finding the remaining members before the not-so-distant storm arrived. The lions were alert, and constantly scanning the surrounds as the storm built up behind them. As if that wasn't enough, to add to the mood of the scene in front of us, the very last rays of light shot out between the escarpment and the clouds and coloured the Maasai Mara in a light that I have seldom seen before - put magic; all I had to do was click the camera and enjoy.