Lions, Serengeti

Photograph by Michael Nichols

Dusk is a busy time for the Vumbi pride. As the moon rises, the lionesses rouse themselves from their afternoon naps, tussle in the grass, and set out on the evening hunt. Nichols made this photo using natural light; soon after, he switched to infrared.

See more pictures from the August 2013 feature story "Serengeti Lions."