Happy Monday!

Here's a young male lion just before dawn, photographed from an underground research hide in Etosha.

I blended 2 versions of the same RAW file (one processed darker for the sky) to get the look & feel I was after, the same mood and look I saw and felt that morning.

One second later (okay, maybe 3 seconds) the sun peeked over the horizon exactly where the lion is looking to.

This is pretty much full frame (very slight crop from the top) - and I can't wait to make a huge print of this 36 megapixel file.

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