My longest lens is a 200mm. Thats not all that far compared to what many people use for animals, birds and sports. That all these shots are uncropped, and I was able to fill the frame completely should tell you just how incredibly close we were able to get to these incredible lions.
I’m not sure I’d every really lived until I had a lion stare me straight in the eyes and lick his lips. But know this, if it was my time that would have been exactly how I’d want to go.