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Male lion, Kruger NP

Driving the Ngirivane Loop, Pritha jokingly asked me to produce some more lions. And almost instantly, we turned a corner and a male lion was coming towards us on the dirt road, soon followed by a second lion - this one.

The ironic problem with this situation was that they were too close to the car. With the first lion, by the time I put the car in the right position, and switched the focus de-limiter on my lens to close range, I had lost all decent compositions. And the lion was so close that I didn't want to reposition my car while so close to it and disturb it.

We saw the second lion from some distance away, which helped. A trail of cars was following it, and I hoped desperately that no one would come in the midst.

Luckily, no one did and I was able to squeeze of a few closeups and full length shots before he turned off the road and went into the tall grass.

Shot Details
Canon 20D, 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
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