LION PRINT | BATTLE WITHIN THE MIND
Early morning. Western India.
We were in a truck looking for lions. I was so excited because the day before one of the locals had mentioned he had seen two lionesses with six cubs. Each lioness had three cubs each. I was not in India to photograph lions but after listening to this news from the locals I could not wait to encounter them.
My tracker stopped the truck; I picked my camera in anticipation. When I saw the lioness, I got off the truck and walked towards her. She was by her self, I knew the cubs, and the other lioness was close. I followed her, and soon she led me to all of them. In one moment I had sixteen eyes on me. I didn’t know if I should walk back to the truck or hold my ground. The lioness turned their faces away from me and started to walk in the opposite direction. It was a relief, but again it was disappointing as I was left with another decision to make. Follow them or get back to the truck.
I decided to take pictures even though they were just lion tails. When I laid on the ground to get a better perspective this little one turned around and ran towards me. I got lucky with this image.
Had I quit a few minutes earlier, my luck would have quit on me as well.
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