Photo of the Day

January 23, 2018

The Mane Event

Your Shot photographer Sonalini Khetrapal had the opportunity to photograph this lion, named Ziggy, while on a game drive in the Serengeti. "It was a bright and sunny day, with a strong wind blowing across the plains," she remembers. "This presented a rare opportunity to capture a close-up of a perfectly calm yet strikingly alert Ziggy as it walked past our vehicle." 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 Sonalini Khetrapal, National Geographic Your Shot
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