The photographer from Johannesburg has a camera stolen by a cheeky lioness who gives it to her puppies to play with her

In the clip, filmed at the Mashatu Animal Reserve in Botswana, you can see three puppies playing with a camera

A marauding lioness took a £ 2,000 camera for her puppies to play after a wildlife photographer accidentally dropped her equipment.

In the clip, filmed in the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana, you can see three puppies circling and sniffing the camera that lies between the legs of his mother.

The protective lioness then walks with the camera in her mouth while her cubs walk in front of her.

In the clip, filmed at the Mashatu Animal Reserve in Botswana, you can see three puppies playing with a camera

In the clip, filmed at the Mashatu Animal Reserve in Botswana, you can see three puppies playing with a camera

His mother raised the camera after it fell from a tripod with a loud blow

His mother raised the camera after it fell from a tripod with a loud blow

His mother raised the camera after it fell from a tripod with a loud blow

Barbara Jensen Vorster was taking pictures when the camera fell to the ground. She said: "As soon as the lioness heard the thud, she looked up, growled and approached the vehicle."

Barbara Jensen Vorster was taking pictures when the camera fell to the ground. She said: "As soon as the lioness heard the thud, she looked up, growled and approached the vehicle."

Barbara Jensen Vorster was taking pictures when the camera fell to the ground. She said: "As soon as the lioness heard the thud, she looked up, growled and approached the vehicle."

Barbara Jensen Vorster, 57, was taking pictures of a lion pride from a 4×4 in July when one of her cameras slid off a tripod and fell to the ground.

Upon hearing the thud, the protective lioness jumped and moved towards the vehicle, which caused the exploration group to retreat.

The lioness then grabbed the camera before handing it over to her little ones.

Ms. Vorster, from Johannesburg, South Africa, said: "The camera slipped from my lap and fell to the ground.

"Normally, these lionesses are very relaxed, but as there were small puppies they were extra protective.

"As soon as the lioness heard the thud, she looked up, grunted and approached the vehicle, we had to reverse without trying to recover it.

The lioness was seen carrying the camera a great distance until she dropped it to the ground again and let her puppies play with her

The lioness was seen carrying the camera a great distance until she dropped it to the ground again and let her puppies play with her

The lioness was seen carrying the camera a great distance until she dropped it to the ground again and let her puppies play with her

A guide from another vehicle was finally able to retrieve the camera when the puppies got tired of their new toy, and since then Mrs. Vorster has fixed the camera, which cost her around £ 200.

A guide from another vehicle was finally able to retrieve the camera when the puppies got tired of their new toy, and since then Mrs. Vorster has fixed the camera, which cost her around £ 200.

A guide from another vehicle was finally able to retrieve the camera when the puppies got tired of their new toy, and since then Mrs. Vorster has fixed the camera, which cost her around £ 200.

"The camera fell with the lens facing up, gently turned the camera on its side and lifted it up the lens barrel."

Determined not to miss that unusual moment, Barbara grabbed her other camera and started firing.

She said: & # 39; What can one do? His other camera is in the mouth of a lion and he is presented with a unique photo opportunity.

A guide from another vehicle was finally able to retrieve the camera when the puppies got tired of their new toy, dragged it across the ground and chewed the lens cap.

The nature lover has fixed his camera, which cost him around £ 200.

She added: "There are two large teeth marks on the rubber focus rings of the lens and small teeth marks on the plastic lens of the lens, and both decided not to replace them.

"What photographer can boast that his lens had been in the mouth of a lion?"

She decided not to replace the rubber focus rings of the lens and the lens of the food, saying: "What photographer can boast that his lens had been in the mouth of a lion?"

She decided not to replace the rubber focus rings of the lens and the lens of the food, saying: "What photographer can boast that his lens had been in the mouth of a lion?"

She decided not to replace the rubber focus rings of the lens and the lens of the food, saying: "What photographer can boast that his lens had been in the mouth of a lion?"

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