Rodney Bursiel

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 80-400 with 1.5 multiplier

Aperture: f9

Shutter speed: 1/400

ISO: 800

Description: Male Lion after an early morning hunt

Story from behind the lens: Got up extra early the morning of this shot. Lions primarily hunt at night so very early in the morning or late afternoon is the best time to find them active. The females are typically the hunters but the males eat first, then the females get dibs and the cubs get whats left. Hardly seems fair but thats how they do it. When we came up on this pride this guy was just finishing up but when the females approached he ran them off to allow the cubs to eat.