Tina Tovar Dias

Camera: NIKON Z9

Lens: Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

ISO: 4500

Description: The lion was looking at the savannah with a sense of calm and authority. His beautiful mane was gently being blown by the wind as he surveyed the vast expanse of his kingdom.

Story from behind the lens: As the sun was slowly dipping in the horizon, we were lucky to have chanced upon this beautiful lion from a distance. He calmly inched closer to us which made my heart beat faster. He eventually came to a halt and at that fleeting moment, I did not know whether to simply watch him in awe or to photograph him without releasing the shutter of my camera. His majestic pose as he surveyed his kingdom right in front of us was truly a sight to behold!