Well, not quite eye to eye, my camera was wearing a 400mm lens.
We headed of this big male to see if we could catch a picture head-on. He was one of two, and we pictured this just after both fought briefly drawing blood around the muzzle of this one. I think a lot of people who visit Africa for lions like to have their own picture of a lion head-on as did I, and this is my take. There is nothing quite so intense in Africa as a lion looking right at you.
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