Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 IS II USM

Aperture: 7.1

Shutter speed: 1/2500

ISO: 1000

Description: The all-time favorites “Tano Bora”, looking forward for another day’s life. The life in mara is a meditation. For the predator to earn a meal and for the prey to live another day.

Story from behind the lens: It was our 6 nights visit of Mara. It was me, my brother Praveen Raju and our regular driver Mr. Jeffry. We did have a great game drives. On the second day morning we came across the Tano Bora. They were resting under a tree. Playing with each other, mock fights, scent marking on the tree. After about an hour of wait, they started to get up and move forward. They have an amazing way of communicating with each other, just by looking at each other. They make a great coalition just because of this amazing communication and co-ordination. May be this is the key and their strength. They moved away from the tree, under which they were resting and sat looking at the grass land. It was a act of observation of the grass land for the possible prey. No less than a meditation, which went of for about 20 minutes. We had parked out vehicle a bit far to enable us to see the action. Able to capture this frame at 400 MM zoom, where the three of them are scanning the grass land the other two are observing almost 360 degree of the grassland.