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A wildlife photographer has been given the 'shock of his life' when he got a little too close to a lion and it let out a huge roar before flashing him a cheeky smile in Kenya.
Gren Sowerby, 69, leaned in and got close to the big cat when it suddenly flashed its pearly whites and let out a massive roar on a safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya, in September.
Pictures - Animal - Smile
While he was initially startled, he continued to snap pictures of the ferocious animal and was left astonished when it gave him a smile.
Gren said the lion had roared to tell him 'I'm the King of the jungle' and to probably say 'he was full' before smiling similarly to when someone 'winks at you to say like: haha!'
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He was 10-15 metres from the lion who was crossing a stream with a lioness - and was 'taken aback by the sheer size and scale of [the lion]'.
Gren told SWNS: 'From him...
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