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One morning we were out well before sunrise and spotted the tell-tale gaze of a nearby Topi, staring intently into the distance. We knew what this probably meant and as we carefully headed out in that direction we came across this handsome male resting in the cool morning air.

Big cats, and Lions especially tend to sleep all day so finding them before and for first light is often essential if you want to come away with anything other than a shot of a sleeping cat.

We worked many angles quickly with this chap as the sun came up. I am well know for my love of silhouette shots and this is a classic Richard shot if ever I saw one.

Stunning light, lovely cat!

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