A lioness in the Serengeti, Tanzania. She has just been eating a zebra that her and her pride had killed.
The lion is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list. The main threats to lions are indiscriminate killing (primarily as a result of retaliatory or pre-emptive killing to protect life and livestock) and prey base depletion. Habitat loss and conversion has led to a number of populations becoming small and isolated (Bauer 2008).
Canon 40D with Sigma 50-500mm