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    On a morning at Masai Mara, we spotted a Lion Pride, while the sun began rising magnificently and painting the sky with golden hues. Like a gift that was waiting to be received, the lion gave me a perfect morning stretch with a big yawn. Like a ball of light that carefully passed through the edges of the lion’s body, the nature perfectly outlined the stretch with the rim light. As I observed this beautiful moment, I realised that there can never be a better artist than Nature !
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    The light outlining this big cat having a yawn makes a comical moment come to life in such a dramatic way. I'm laughing but also in awe of the gorgeous golden light! Nice!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Apr 10, 2018
    Date Uploaded: May 3, 2018
    Location: Masai Mara, Rift Valley, Kenya
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D4S
    Focal Length: 600 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 500
    Copyright: © Varun Aditya
    Categories: Nature
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year