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    Big love! Shot this of lion whisperer Val and lioness Sirga at sunrise, visiting him & his partner Mikkel @ their experimental camp MODISA in middle of nowhere just off Central Kalahari GR, Botswana, while doing a feature for Danish daily Børsen. Broke my right hand for this pic, but was worth it :)
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    Composition 16
    Lighting 15
    Creativity 14
    Story 19
    66 comments
    Nadine Daubney
    Nadine Daubney

    Powerful animal, powerful shot. Simply stunning!

    Kathy Fritzges
    Kathy Fritzges Influencer

    What a heartwarming shot and story to go with it!  

    Sarah E.
    Sarah E.

    I jus LOVE this shot. I keep returning to it.  Can feel the love. 

    M. Abisai Bernal
    M. Abisai Bernal

    This photo makes me realized that not even the most dangerous animal can't resist human kindness. The passion reflected on Rossen's face is amazing! Great shot, great work and very talented. 

    Mary Oldham
    Mary Oldham

    What a great shot!  What a lucky man he is!

    Priyanka Telang
    Priyanka Telang

    NO WORDS...the peace he has on his face while hugging can overcome many fears..

    Loges Panjaseram
    Loges Panjaseram

    And some people wait a lifetime for a moment life this!!! Stunning!

    Bobbi Petherick
    Bobbi Petherick

    this image is powerful.  you can feel the warm and the hug. I hope your hand recovered well 

    Virginie Blais
    Virginie Blais

    Fantastic shot! You can almost feel this huge hug, the warmth... Everything is nice about this photo; the theme is perfectly captured; the sunlight at a perfect angle... This is a great shot.  Well done!!!

    Florencegil B.
    Florencegil B.

    wow this is amazing photo. I like it so much! Great shot 

    Viral Patel
    Viral Patel

    great..!!!! you are so closed to wild nature..!!


    Hannah W.
    Hannah W.

    This photo is amazing! Ive always dreamed of working with lions, and this picture is just incredible.

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Apr 10, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2013
    Location: Ghanzi, Ghanzi, Botswana
    Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
    Focal Length: 6.012 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 160
    Copyright: © Nicolai Frederik Bonnén Rossen
    Categories: Animals, Nature, People
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