Wild Graduation Photo: Animal portraits

Challenge #32 in the Nature and Us series. Hosted by PentUp.
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Lets see images of wildlife PORTRAITS (in the wild and taken by you). Please INCLUDE in the subject or notes section; the SPECIES of wildlife, the general LOCATION (biome/environment/ecosystem) in which the photograph was taken [see sample images]. NO CAPTIVE animals such as in zoos or artificial enclosures. The animals must be "Living Wild", so not domestic animals on a farm. Entries that do not list in the notes/description section Species AND the Location in which the image was taken will be Disqualified [if polite warning to withdraw and re-submit with full information is not heeded].
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African Male Lion
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Taken very early one winter morning opposite the Sunset Dam in Kruger National Park, South Africa. We were on lower ground than the Lion hence the upwards angle
Submitted: Thursday, 25th August, 2022 11:48 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 2nd June, 2016
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 640
Notes: Canon 7D Mk II and Canon 100-400mm Mk II Lens, very slow exposure
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