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My personal "Lion King". What a stunning sighting it was... Kalahari, Botswana... I knew that there were lions around as i heard them from my tend at the previous night. Early morning, 5:50 am at 1 degree, i backed away the tend, fired up stove and cautiously looked around for any predators. But i told myself: One breakfast at a time and Austrians are not tasty at all. While waiting for the water to boil i suddenly heard a deep and very loud roar. Lions must be close. I left the breakfast immediately and jumped in the car. One part of me was happy, the other one a little bit anxious. Anyway... I waited till 7 am to start the engine (NP-RULE). And then,... i saw nothing till 4pm. He was very hard to spot as he was perfectly camouflaged to the surrounding landscape. Tired but motivated i clicked away. Finally 3 lioness appeared out of nowhere. It was stunning and worth the wait! What a day it was...

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