I’m really late to the Travel Theme party this week, and I almost blew it off until I found these pics of an amazing close-up encounter with a lioness at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo that I took back in 2009.
I had seen this particular lioness lounging way at the back of the pen, and she kept watching me as I snapped a few shots of her. I turned in another direction to take a few other shots, and when I turned back the lioness had sauntered over to the very edge of the compound, just a few feet away from me. I must say, the sight of her licking her chops was slightly discomforting.
As it turned out, lunch was not on her mind, and she was just as curious about me as I was about her. She sure is a beauty, isn’t she? Man and beast, just checking each other out, and at least one of us is glad there’s a thick sheet of glass separating us!
Check out more up close and personal stuff at Ailsa’s Travel Theme!