Nara Shikamaru is a ninja known for his sense of apathy, as he forfeited his match to Temari due to his low chakra level. Despite this loss, he is the only ninja among his peers to be promoted as a Chunin, because the overseers of the exams were impressed by his intelligence and insight. Shikamaru was appointed the leader of a team tasked to prevent Uchiha Sasuke from defecting to the village of Otogakure. However, despite being able to defeat the Otogakure ninja barring their way, Sasuke managed to escape.
I’m pretty sure those shadows were edited into the photo, but wow, this is a great reenactment of the scene from the anime! Thanks to Amara for sending this in!