Every photographer — amateur and professional — who’s been on a Natural Habitat Adventures trip is familiar with that catch-in-the-throat feeling when a wild animal comes within close range of your camera lens. And if you’re quiet and patient, often something magical happens: a whale breaches on your side of the Zodiac, or a polar bear stands up to investigate your Arctic tundra vehicle window.
One photographer recently had such a moment with a big cat in Africa. Watch the short National Geographic video below. Photographer Mattias Klum entertainingly describes his rare, natural encounter with a lioness — and the perfect shot that resulted.
Capture your own once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter on one of Natural Habitat’s photography tours! From African photo safaris to polar bear photo tours and Galapagos photography adventures, these specially-focused nature and wildlife photography adventures are for photographers of all levels!Candice Gaukel Andrews.