Janis Hurley

Camera: Nikon d850

Lens: Nikon 400mm f2.8

Aperture: f4

Shutter speed: 1/800

ISO: 1600

Description: Male lion on his back in the rain and appearing to be catching rain in his mouth

Story from behind the lens: We found this large adult male lion in the morning rain. Initially, he had been under some bushes. As the rain kept on, quite heavy at times, he wandered out, seemingly unphased. He groomed himself in the rain, slowly, unhurriedly. Then he rolled on his back and opened his mouth...and began catching raindrops. It reminded me of my childhood, how we would dance in the summer rain, and open our mouths to catch the rain.