This male lion was spotted early one morning in Lake Nakuru National Park. The light was absolutely superb and he was walking on the road in front of the car. We followed him for about 5 minutes as he was very relaxed. All the lions I had seen so far in Lake Nakuru had blond manes and this one was the first (and only) dark maned lion I have managed to spot. I took a series of about 20 pictures, but I like this one as it shows the majesty of the lion.
Nikon D700, Sigma 150-500mm OS at 500mm, F6.3, 1/250s, ISO 1000, handheld
Location: Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Photographer: Arnaud Germain