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I'm Not Fooling Around

I'm not sure if you've ever been in a wildlife situation where you haven't wanted to breath too loudly in case you startled an apex predator. I shot this image with the superb Canon 300mm 2.8L lens. I couldn't zoom out as the lioness walked within feet of the vehicle. it paused a minute, licked its lip, stared me down (probably contemplating whether I'd be a good enough snack) and then moved on. After changing my pants, I took a deep breath and marveled at the intensity of the experience.

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