Jo and I found ourselves at Longleat safari park. I have mixed feelings about safari parks (being a vegetarian and supporter of animal rights), but generally think that what safari parks do is for the overall wellbeing of animals and endangered species.

On a wet February afternoon we drove through the lion enclosure and had the surreal and thrilling experience of being "escorted" for 5 minutes by a lion. It's difficult to describe how brilliant, and scary, it was to have such a magnificent animal walk literally 12 inches from us for about 5 minutes. We caught the last minute or so on camera....

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