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    Beautiful lioness capturing during an heli flight over the Okavango Delta, Botswana. We were quite lucky to find this lioness by helicopter walking in this beautiful green grass of the delta. She was then looking at me and there’s nothing in Africa so intense as a lion looking right at you. Believe me, zoo lions can’t do this.
    Composition 8
    Lighting 4
    Creativity 4
    Story 3

    The lioness set against the pattern of grass blades dotted with dry grass seeds reminds me of varies jungle paintings by Henri Rousseau. It’s just slightly surreal. -B. Yen

    Marie McGrory
    Producer, Nat Geo Travel
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 14, 2015
    Date Uploaded: May 7, 2015
    Copyright: © Chris Schmid
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: Parks & Wildlife, From Above
    Contests: 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, 2015 Traveler Photo Contest