Harry Collins

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: Canon 100-500mm RF

Aperture: 7.1

Shutter speed: 1/1600

ISO: 2500

Description: A male lion hunted and took down a young hippo.

Story from behind the lens: In a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life, I watched a male lion solo hunt and take down a young hippo. After watching a lioness hunt fail, the female lion would exit the area leaving this male alone. Thinking there was not going to be any more excitement, suddenly the young hippo started walking towards the male lion. We could see that the lion was starting to stalk the hippo. The lion charged the hippo and the two faced off. The hippo made a crucial mistake by deciding to turn its back and run and the rest is history. I was filming the takedown but quickly switched back to photos once the lion had the hippo on the ground.