Carmine Costa

Camera: Canon Mark 5D IV

Lens: Canon 100-400mm

Aperture: 7.1

Shutter speed: 1/500

ISO: 320

Description: Male lion backlit by the sunrise

Story from behind the lens: We began our morning drive in the dark and as the sun started to rise, we came across this lone lion relaxing. We positioned the vehicle so that I could capture the lion using backlighting, while also capturing the plains of the Mara behind him. He looked right into my camera as if to say "good morning". What a way to begin the day.