This is what it looks like to stare danger in the face.
Atif Saeed is really lucky.
Not only did the nature photographer capture an amazing shot of a male lion in a safari park near Lahore, Pakistan — he lived to tell the tale.
This was almost the last photo he ever shot.
Fearless Atif Saeed, 38, was in the city’s safari park when he spotted the male lion in the distance.
Mr Saeed got out of his car and crept up towards the hunter armed only with a camera and fired off a few frames.
“I was thinking — I must show the character and status of lion and this was the only way I could think of to achieve this,” he said.
But some noise from the camera lens or shutter attracted the lion’s attention, and, just at that moment, he charged.
Atif just barely managed to reach his car, not only with his life but also with a great shot to boast of.
Describing the incident as “a pretty close encounter,” Atif told us that watching the aggressive lion approach him through the camera view finder is something that he cannot explain in words. “I was witnessing every minute detail that no photograph or movie can show,” he explained.
Asked if he would do this again, Atif seemed skeptical. “I was laughing at that time, but now I don’t think I will be able to do it again,” he said.
Sources: The Open Mind, Business Insider, NDTV, Daily Mail
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