Tracy Miller

Camera: Canon 80D

Lens: EFS 18-135

Aperture: F7.1

Shutter speed: 1/3200

ISO: 640

Description: It's not common to see tree climbing lions in the Mara so I was delighted to come across this female climbing and descending the tree where she had left her kill (a baby buffalo) at the base.

Story from behind the lens: She had been separated from her pride members and was scanning the plains for her family and for other predators. It was a beautiful day and I particularly liked the layers and textures in the clouds and in the bark of the tree itself. I have many wonderful memories and images from this sighting but she was framed so beautifully as she descended that this may be my favourite from the whole scene.