Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
I thought it would be interesting to share a collection of safari photos mainly from the Serengeti National Park showing just how close one can get to the big game (lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant and giraffe) in Tanzania. Sometimes a large zoom or telephoto lens is not at all necessary and a small pocket size camera is actually more advantageous.
Note that the last picture is the hand of yours truly! This shot was taken in the Ngorongoro Crater. Due to the small size of the Crater and the frequent safari guests, many of the animals are quite habituated to vehicles. This is especially true of the lions who since birth have grown up in the presence of vehicles and are very at ease and sometimes even curious about the occupants inside.