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A lion stands over a kill in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, as more than a dozen spotted hyenas plan their next move to take it from him.

Canon EOS-1DS, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS at 190mm, 1/30 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250

Today I share this photo, taken ages ago, in Honor of World Lion Day, because to me it symbolizes the indomitable spirit of the African lion. The year was 2004 and Alison and I were on safari in Kenya with our friends Stacy and Greg. Dusk was approaching and we were just about to head back to camp, but when we noticed hyenas moving rapidly, purposefully, across the savannah, we knew we had to follow them to see where they were headed.

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