David Yarrow, ‘The Full Nine Yards’, 2014, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art

Series: African Lions

Dinokeng, South Africa, 2014

There is nothing more exciting or fearsome than the sight of a lion charging towards you in the wild. To try and capture this image, I travelled to South Africa to work with Kevin Richardson – The Lion Whisperer – an extraordinary man that has become a good friend.

Early one evening, we were working with this beautiful lion. I was out of the jeep, hand holding my D4S with a fast 300mm lens, but the jeep car door was open behind me and I had a second or so to get in and close the door as the lion came towards me. Kevin was also at hand – but manifestly not directly between the lion and myself – the camera does not lie.

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