Michael Paris

Camera: Canon EOS R

Lens: 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Aperture: f/9.0

Shutter speed: 1/2500

ISO: 12800

Description: Two male lions lay in the pouring rain

Story from behind the lens: Our guide had just been informed about a large pride of lions nearby, so we ventured through the crazy downpour to find them. We came to a slight opening in the shrubs, and there sat these two male lions beside each other. Their manes were soaked, which could only mean one thing...they would perform the typical mane shake. We must have sat there for close to an hour, for at least one of them to do it. It was a surreal experience being so close to them whilst getting absolutely drenched in the rain.