As an animal lover, I can’t think of a better job than a wildlife photographer. They have the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime moments with Mother Nature and her magnificent creatures every day!
Gren Sowerby is one of the fortunate ones. For the last four decades of his life, the UK photographer has dedicated himself to wildlife photography. “I got the perfect job,” Gren claimed, and every time he’s around wild animals, it’s a pleasure. However, while in Maasai Mara, Kenya, he experienced something truly shocking last month.
When a brilliant lion was spotted around 40-50 feet away from the professional photographer on a safari, he was ready for some stunning photographs. The king of the jungle only chose to play some pranks on Gren.
“I lent in to take a photo when he let out a huge roar — I got the shock of my life,” Sowerby said. “He roared to say: ‘I’m the King of the Jungle,’ and then I couldn’t believe it when he smiled at me like when someone winks at you to say like: ‘Haha!’”
The photographer was shocked as he saw the enormous lion roar at him, then break into a huge, frightening grin. Of course, Gren remained there and captured the extraordinary moment, no matter how terrifying it was!
“I was extremely happy with the photographs; I only looked at them thoroughly after returning home. I like going on these safaris and capturing wild animals. They’ve grown up around the tour, so they’re used to cars and tourists. “Capturing the King of the Jungle is always something you have to accomplish, and I’m ecstatic I got the shots.”
This isn’t the first time a ferocious lion has demonstrated his playful side. A video of a lion waking up a lioness in a hilarious way earlier this year went viral on social media. Take a look at it!