We first spotted her hiding behind a rocky outcrop, eying a nearby herd of zebra. She slowly stalked through tall grass toward them as the midday sun relentlessly heated the savanna. The zebra’s grazing moved them ever further away and she couldn’t bridge the gap before the heat got to her. So instead of a hot lunch, she opted for the enticing shade of a small tree.
This day would belong to the zebra. But she could live with that. Day is always followed by night. And the night belongs to the Huntress.
Lion, Panthera leo, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Canon EOS 300D (the original Digital Rebel) with Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens
Focal length 300mm, Exposure 1/400 sec at f/7.1, ISO 800