Photo of the Day

May 3, 2017

Rains in Africa

An African lion waits out the rain. Sadly, in the past 20 years, the African lion population has decreased by 42 percent. Much of this decline can be attributed to humans encroaching on lions' territory and hunting them for sport. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by ali alshamsi, National Geographic Your Shot

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