Julie Grohs

Camera: Nikon Z 9

Lens: Nikkor Z 400 mm f/4.5 VR S

Aperture: 4.6

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 800

Description: Lion posing at sunset along the Mara River bank.

Story from behind the lens: The colors of the approaching sunset, the quiet of the afternoon, a bit of back light on an incredible red maned lion. Oh, and he was posing perfectly. How much better can it get? Honestly my entire time in the Mara Triangle this year was spent wondering how much better it could get when all day, every day held amazing sightings and beautiful light.