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This lion, or one of his mates, walked through our camp roaring to wake the dead the night before this was taken. It was as frightened as I've been in my life. The next morning we found him asleep at the base of this hill. Eventually he woke up, lazily climbed the hill, and posed for us.

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Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Tanzania
Copyright: © Nicholas Maxfield