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Waiting 270 hours for the perfect photo

Article: Waiting 270 hours for the perfect photo

In pursuit of the perfect photo of wild lions in their natural habitat, specifically that of lions quenching their thirst, wildlife photographer Greg du Toit went to extreme measures. After a year spent digging and hiding in various holes and trenches near the lions water fountains in a failed attempt to capture the eye level, up close and personal photos, he took the plunge so to speak into the lions’ watering spots. After a total of 270 hours in the water (3 hours per day, 7 days a week), the photographer finally got the pictures he wanted, but not before contracting some nasty bugs, such as malaria and bilharzia.