Lion Under Full Moon is an iconic shot of an old lion as the full moon rises over Amboseli, Kenya.
It was the very last shot I took that night. We were heading back to camp and came across a family of lions playing. As the old male separated himself from the pride, he walked over past my vehicle and watched me – and I watched him. I saw the moon coming up just before we approached him and was hoping for a shot like this.
He paced for a while before settling in perfectly under the moon. I wondered if he knew what I was thinking or was this just fate. He stared at me and just laid there. I slowly crouched down and took this picture.
The look in his eyes captures exactly what I saw at that very moment. Raw power and vulnerability.