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Close encounter with Wild Africa

A lion at Masai Mara, Kenya, captured from a distance of about 7 meters with a compact camera. In the next 20 years, lions may disappear entirely from Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks, which are under threat from land speculators and an indifferent government.

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Wild, Wild Africaaaaaah!

Africa! Just the name brings to mind vast wind-ruffled grasslands, exotic wildlife and deep mysteries. Yahoo! reader NITIN VYAS captures the beauty of African wildlife with his lens but worries that the animals we love might not survive very long unless conservation is stepped up.