Ben Joel

Camera: Sony a7iv

Lens: 100-400mm GM

Aperture: f/8.0

Shutter speed: 1/800

ISO: 640

Description: A lioness stands on her perch, watching for any potential prey.

Story from behind the lens: On this morning, we were fortunate to find many members of Moniko Pride shortly after leaving Kicheche Bush Camp. As the rest of the pride lounged in the rising sun, this lioness stayed alert and aware. As the mother of many of the subadults in this pride, her dominance was undeniable and palpable.