Huge Lion Surprises Photographer With Scary Roar, Then Smiles At Him

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As a lover of all animals, I could not imagine a better job than photographing animals for a living! Photographer Gren Sowerby is one of the lucky ones! The 69-year-old photographer from England has spent the last four decades photographing wildlife. As a wildlife photographer, you just never know what sort of photographs you are going to get while shooting! Although, you are always hoping for that one in a million shot! Well, in the photograph’s taken by Sowerby featured below — he definitely got that one in a million shot!

Sowerby was on a safari when he spotted a majestic lion around 40-50 feet from him in the bush. So he prepared to capture the ‘King of the jungle’ on film. Only the king decided to play a few tricks with Sowerby.

“I lent in to take a photo when he let out a huge roar — I got the shock of my life,” Sowerby told to the South West News Service. “He roared to say: ‘I’m the King of the Jungle’ and then I couldn’t believe it when he smiled at me like when someone winks at you to say like: ‘Haha!’”

The roar was massive and clearly it shocked Sowerby.

“I was really happy with the photos, I only looked at them properly when I got home. I regularly go on these safaris and really enjoy photographing wildlife. They have grown up around the safari so they’re used to cars and tourists,” Gren Sowerby says. “The King of the Jungle is always something you’ve got to capture and I’m so pleased I got the shot.”

However, this isn’t the first time a ferocious lion has showed his playful side. In late 2019, this year a video of a lion waking up a lioness in a truly hilarious way went viral across the web!