Photographer Roger de la Harpe, of Africa Imagery, was recently at Tswalu Kalahari game reserve to shoot some pictures for his book about the majestic African lions in South Africa. Roger was armed with a small digital camera and wanted to get some close up photographs of the lions, so he placed the camera where he knew a pride of lions would soon be passing.
They waited, and as anticipated, the pride of lions came into view. Roger was watching from a distance and to his surprise, one of the lionesses showed an unhealthy interest in the camera. The beautiful lioness walked up to the camera, licked it, gave it a good sniff and then picked it up in her mouth and ran off with it!
Fortunately, the camera was in tact and continued recording from the open mouth of the lioness. Have a look at this video clip which shows all of this action unfold!