This lioness (Panthera leo) takes a gentle leap across a tiny water course on the edge of a pan catching the back light as she does. She is clearly in top form, but just look how battered and scarred she is, no doubt from the endless hunts and feeding skirmishes over time.
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III / EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/800 sec; f/5.6; ISO 640; 400mm)
Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
Chris Johns, the American photojournalist, was the editor-in-chief for National Geographic Magazine up until to April 2014 and later became chief content officer for the same publication. In his early career he spent time in Africa for the magazine. He started his journalism career at daily newspapers. Johns is attributed with this quotation:
“I want my photographs to work on several levels: visually, emotionally and intellectually. I want my photojournalism to deal with the universal experience of Life, to provide insights into life. Actually, those are lofty goals which I seldom achieve”