William Fortescue

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 70-200m

Aperture: f/5

Shutter speed: 1/400

ISO: 100

Description: Chongo, one of the 6 male lions that dominate the reserve, stares down a pair of hyena approaching his kill

Story from behind the lens: A shot I've been trying to get for as long as I've been coming to the Mara. For a few days we had Chongo, this male, near to the Musiara airstrip on a buffalo kill. As a result I knew where he was likely to be at dawn, so we were the first out of camp and in position before the sun came up to capture a shot I'd been attempting for a long, long time.