Huge Lion Surprises Photographer with Scary Roar, then Smiles at Him

If you are a great lover of nature, then working in nature would be your blessing, but not all people are blessed. Wildlife photographers have that privilege to be one with nature while doing their job looking for the right picture.

They come very frequently face-to-face with rare animals having the opportunity to mingle with them thus relating with wildlife. This could be dangerous but for them it is worth it. Gren Sowerby is one of them and shares the same feeling, who has been a wildlife photographer for more than 40 years. He has been taking shots from the wild all his life and still at 69 years of age he experienced the “shock of his life”.

Gren resides in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, and he enjoys all the time spent around wild beasts. In September, he went on a safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya, where something extraordinary happened to him. During his look out for the amazing images he noticed a huge lion with his lioness crossing a stream about 40 to 50 feet far from him. He immediately started photographing and made some spectacular pics.

Here it is how he explained this extraordinary event:

I was probably 10-15 meters away and he was with a lioness, she was crossing a stream. They had a kill in the bushes and I think he let out a roar probably to say that he was full!

I was taken aback by the sheer size and scale of him. From him being very still and quiet then for him to let out a big boom was quite something.”

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!’”

 “I was really happy with the photos, I only looked at them properly when I got home. I regularly go on these safaris and really enjoy photographing wildlife.

They have grown up around the safari so they’re used to cars and tourists. The King of the Jungle is always something you’ve got to capture and I’m so pleased I got the shot.”

The extremely talented Van Gogh in his addressing to his brother in “The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh,” said the following:

Do go on doing a lot of walking and keep up your love of nature, for that is the right way to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.”