Thomas Nicholson

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 with a RF 1.4x teleconverter

Aperture: f/4

Shutter speed: 1/250

ISO: 4000

Description: An adolescent male lion suffers through an intense rain storm in Naboisho Conservancy

Story from behind the lens: We set out from our camp, not even sure if we would be able to have a successful game drive due to the intensity of the rain. All bundled up, with the rain covers down on the sides and the windshield foggy, it was hard to see anything around us. But our guide knew where the lions might be, so we headed that way. Thankfully, not only were the lions out in the open, but the rain let up enough for us to be able to photograph. While most of the lions looked miserable, this young male seemed to be enjoying the weather.