Linda Skeen

Camera: Nikon D5

Lens: Sigma 150-600mm sp 5.-6.3

Aperture: f-7.1

Shutter speed: 1/2500

ISO: 1250

Description: Picture taken in the early morning light of a male lion with a split lip. The light was beautiful and he look magnificent walking toward his female companion.

Story from behind the lens: I had seen this male lion the night before with his pride. I was particularly interested in the gap between his lips, his magnificent mane, and the scars on his face that made him look quite formidable. I was determined to head out the following day to capture him in the beautiful morning light. Sometimes you get lucky and find the image you imagined. "The beauty of Imperfection."