This is when a nature photographer had a very close encounter with a wild lion approaching him.
Atif Saeed, a nature photographer, said he closed his eyes with the big cat before it started plunging at him, but not before he captured these stunning, menacing images.
Saeed said, “I was thinking – I have to show the character and status of the lion, and this is the only way I could think of to achieve this.”
When the lion advanced about 10 feet, Saeed hurried back to his jeep, just before the lion lunged at him.
“I was sitting in front of him right next to my car, and its door was open. I had sat on the ground a few feet away, so he treated me like his prey…”
“I laughed at the time, but now that I think about the lion attack, I don’t think I could do it again. It was a pretty close encounter.”
The photos he takes are absolutely amazing!