Facing down a charging lion is about as terrifying a situation as any we can imagine. Luckily, there aren’t many people that’ll have to deal with that situation.

Photographer Dawid Botha must’ve drawn the short straw. After spotting a lion in the middle of eating a meal, he decided to take some pictures. The only thing between him and the lion was a small fence and about 20 to 30 yards.

It’s clear from the beginning that the lion is agitated at the presence of the photographer. He even bears his teeth as he stares right at the camera.

The lion must’ve decided enough was enough, because he ran full speed at the man, stopping just short of him. Fortunately, the lion stopped just short of the fence and didn’t proceed any further, which would’ve only made matters much worse.

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