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The Lion Charge | Etosha National Park, Namibia

"He flicked his tail nervously. A dignified female lay beside him and watched calmly as he rose, took the first steps towards us and then accelerated to a full charge within a few seconds. His powerful muscles moved rhythmically. The massive paws kicked up dust and sent small pebbles flying high into the air. His golden and black mane blew about wildly in the wind. Every centimeter of the thoroughly fit and massive body was in motion but for on exception: his ocher-colored eyes. During the entire charge he kept his piercing gaze fixed on us without blinking even once. His head grew larger with every leap. When his face finally filled the camera's viewfinder I screamed: 'Wynand, GO, GO, GO !!

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