This summer I went on an expedition with Operation Wallacea to Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa to collect research on rhinos for my dissertation. Being a Big Five Game Reserve, we were privileged to see a great variety of animals. We came across this beautiful lioness waiting in the tall grass for her sister to come back from hunting. She was so close you could have reached out and touched her. Lions are the icon of Africa, and she was stunning. Please vote for my photo of this magnificent lioness in the Opwall Photo Competition.