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African Lion

Panthera leo

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RachaelB 8 years ago

It was amazing - my heart was racing, I could hardly hold the camera still. He was so close we could have touched him so after I took this shot I thought I better not lean so far out the window ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great set. What a thrill that must have been. Looks like he's gained the wisdom of a few battles.

RachaelB 8 years ago

1st photo - you can just see our rear headlights, bottom left corner. He came right past our car and stopped for photos here.
4th photo - scenting a tree
6th photo - notice the Elephant in the background. The Lion gave him a wide berth!

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Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 23, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

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