Vicki Jauron

Camera: Nikon D500

Lens: Nikkor 200-500

Aperture: F5.6

Shutter speed: 1600

ISO: 1250

Description: He strolled into the sunlight, proudly and with a swagger. He paid no attention to us as he passed in front of our vehicle. We were the only ones there to witness his beauty and strength.

Story from behind the lens: This beautiful male lion was our first sighting on the last day of our safari in July 2017. We watched him has he stirred from his slumber and made his stroll toward where the balloons were just lifting off. It was a perfect ending to an amazing journey. He came so close to our vehicle we could have reached out and touched him.