Sherry Schmidtpeter

Camera: Canon R7

Lens: Sigma 150-600mm

Aperture: F/6.3

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 3200

Description: Extreme Close Up of a Lion's nose and mouth

Story from behind the lens: During the game drives, I took many photos from a distance. But then I decided to take extreme close ups of different body parts of all the different animals. I have feet, ears, eyes, noses, mouths and even rear ends. We came across this beautiful lion having a nap and didn't budge even with the sound of the vehicle. I used my 150-600mm to get the closest possible shot. With the black and white conversion and closeness, one can almost feel the texture of the fur and what it would be like if you could reach out and pet the lion.