Olobor, a famous lion from the ‘Black Rock’ pride in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, takes a rest. It was late afternoon when I found Olobor resting. All around the lion, the ground was black, having been burnt by local Maasai herdsmen to stimulate a new flush of grass. I wanted to capture his majestic and defiant look against the dark background and lowered my camera out of the vehicle to get an eye-level portrait. Taken in August 2021 in Maasai Mara, Kenya.
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