Marley is a Black Maned African Lion whose sire was the famous, original Bob Marley. He has formed a coalition with his brother, Bob Jr. Marley is the matinee idol handsome member of the coalition. His home range is in the Central Area of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, near the Namiri Plains Camp. There was a full moon on this particular November evening, and we had been following the brothers in hopes of capturing them against the rising moon. It turned out the better view by far was simply taking advantage of the amazing light at the end of the sunset. It was getting pretty dark, right at the limit of the capabilities of my camera and lens.
I took the image with a Canon EOS R6 with an EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM extender lens, handheld. The exposure settings were 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 25,600, 436 mm, hand-held (and breath held).