Alyson Betz

Camera: Canon R6

Lens: Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens

Aperture: f 8.0

Shutter speed: 1/1250

ISO: 320

Description: A lion feeds on a buffalo

Story from behind the lens: In an unexpected place e came upon a lion kill. Though the kill appeared to have taken place much earlier there was enough left over for this lion and his male companion. The lion attacked the carcass with at time aggressively pulling the meat, at other times burrowing in. In this photo the flies have calmed down, the lion's lower right tooth is visible, the horn of the buffalo is set to the right and the lion's face seems to fit nicely into the swerve of the neck. All looks harmonious yet necessarily gruesome.