Julie Grohs

Camera: Nikon D5

Lens: 600.0 mm f/4.0

Aperture: f8

Shutter speed: 1/8000

ISO: 800

Description: Two magnificent lions challenging each other in a powerful, dramatic duel demonstrating their fierce strength. The winner gets the girl. Raw. Power. Awesome.

Story from behind the lens: Mid morning brought a graceful light as we followed a lioness in estrus that had attracted the attention of one of Mara's finest. Suddenly a second male appeared on the ridge line to our left and the fight was on. The intensity of the battle was unbelievable, leaving me in awe that I was so privileged to be observing the raw power of such magnificent beasts in person. I just kept the shutter button down to capture as much as possible.