Edward Blackthorne

Camera: Canon EOS 90D

Lens: canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Aperture: ƒ/7.1

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 400

Description: An adult male lion raises his head to listen.

Story from behind the lens: It was my first day on the Maasai Mara, and an unforgettable one. After searching all morning for lions, we found a couple sleeping in the long grass, barely detectable. My guide, Jeremy, always seemed to spot things first, despite being lower to the ground in the driver's seat! Slowly, in his own time, the male lion woke up, stretched, and held his head high to catch the news on the wind.