Kalaripayat is an old martial art practiced in part of India. The various stances are modeled on the form of animals so it probably seemed like a good idea when planning a photo-shoot for Toronto’s Desi Life magazine to incorporate a real lion while Gitanjali Kolanad demonstrated the Simhavadivu (Lion stance)
In hindsight, however, it would have been wiser to demonstrate the Matsyavadivu (Fish stance) ?
Filming in Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve in South Africa, Roger de la Harpe hoped to capture 3 lionesses on film by leaving a running camera near a path they regularly patrolled. One lioness, however, took a fancy to the camera and carried it off into the bush . . .