Nasser Aziz

Camera: Nikon Z9

Lens: NikKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 280

Description: Headshot of a lions face

Story from behind the lens: There's something scary about a lion looking right at you. This fully grown adult male was just a few yards away from our vehicle. He looked right at me sending shivers down my spine as I took this shot.

I've always wanted a headshot of a male lion, and I knew this was my chance to get one. With barely a scratch on his face and a strong, muscular body, it seems like this guy is going to be running the show on the Mara plains for years to come.