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Shake It Off
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Shake It Off

This is a dream shot for me in my photography journey. I don't know since how many years I was dreaming about a picture of a male lion shaking his mane after the rain. When I heard from one of my friend that its raining in Masai Mara, I just packed my bag and the very next day I flew to Mara. I asked my guide to spot the male lion and as per my planning waited for a long time, finally it started raining and then waited for the lion to wake up. After a extreemly long wait the King slowly woke up, turned towards me, gave a look and then the much awaited royal head shake in full frame right in front of me. All my patience and planning paid off!

TAGS: Kenya, Masai Mara

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Onterio, Canada
Member since 2017
Photo Information
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© Thomas Vijayan.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2015
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D4S
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO1250
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PHOTO LOCATION Masai Mara, Kenya