Vanessa Beadling

Camera: Canon 5D3

Lens: 300 f2.8

Aperture: f5.6

Shutter speed: 1/320

ISO: 400

Description: An intense image of Morani, the oldest of the pride leaders in the Maasai Mara.

Story from behind the lens: We were out in the Mara following a short afternoon shower. The rains had kept the crowds away and we were lucky to come across Morani with the scene to ourselves. I spent well over an hour trying to capture the intensity of Morani's battle-worn features.