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My favorite portrait of two lionesses lying on a rock before a thunderstorm breaks down in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
It was close to dawn when we set out. The park rangers had warned us of torrential rainfalls, which can soon make the tracks on the grasslands impassable.
Instead of becoming anxious I felt great excitement, as I was hoping for a dramatic scene with the clouds moving in quickly. We managed to catch up with the two lionesses that we had observed throughout the day. I could sense the rain in the air and hear the thunder.
The lionesses were moving anxiously, sitting and standing, as they too could feel the change in the weather. My guide was pushing me to leave, but I wanted to get this shot. I got down to the eye level of the animals and then suddenly they both looked at me. This was it – the perfect position! I knew instinctively that this had to be a great picture.
Then it began raining heavily and we quickly headed back to camp. I personally love this picture of the two lionesses on the rocks – it is a true portrait of the “Pride of Africa”.