Greta Holes

Camera: Sony Alpha 9

Lens: Sony FE 200-600mm F: 5.6-6.3 G

Aperture: 7.1

Shutter speed: 1/50

ISO: 500

Description: A perfect place to protect a buffalo kill from unwelcome visitors. While the lioness did a fine job hiding it, the male lion thought he was in a better position to protect it.

Story from behind the lens: On this day we were on a mission to find the Black Rock pride but we could not possibly imagine how magical the morning will be. We arrived to their territory just in time to witness the lionesses calling for their eight cubs and then playing happily. Soon after we got the intel that the third lioness was seen with a buffalo kill which she was dragging along to safety. Richard - our guide - was sure that a male lion should be somewhere near and will show up to feast. And obviously he did. He did not hesitate for a bit to take over as the guardian of their food under the protection of the thick bush. Well, the bush helped them to hide and also presented me a great challenge to capture those staring eyes.