Jody Merritt

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: Canon RF 100-500mm

Aperture: f./11

Shutter speed: 1/500 sec

ISO: 1600

Description: We were going out into the Mara at sunrise when this lion appeared. I like the way the way sun reflected off his mane.

Story from behind the lens: My name is Jody Merritt. I retired from the North Carolina State Park system in 2009 and started my photography experience 2012. This was my third trip to the Mara and love the country it's people and of course the wildlife.