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Resting Lions, Tanzania

Photograph by Daniel Dolpire, Your Shot

I took this "once-in-a-lifetime" shot at Klein's Camp in the Serengeti, Tanzania. We came upon these lions at 7:17 in the morning. I scrambled for my two camera bodies (Nikon D4 and D3s and 200mm-400mm and 500mm) and got the shot! Exactly six minutes later the first lion got up and within another five minutes, three were sleeping and the other three had gone off into the bush! I have been taking wildlife photos for over 20 years, but this has got to be my special moment!

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

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