2007 .. Female and Male Lion at Auckland Zoo New Zealand ..
Canon dSLR 300d at 1/1250 400iso with Canon 75-300mm lens at 150mm f5
The female had been sleeping and I saw the male approaching from about 30 metres away .. I rushed over and focused on the sleeping female and waited for the male to come into the frame .. when he arrived the female woke with a start ... the male in turn was startled .. the whole thing was over in a second .. no damage done .. they never even made contact