"LION CONFRONTATION", BY MIKE HERAMB; SECOND RUNNER-UP, 'WILD CATS BEHAVIOURAL'.
"We had been sitting at the Polenswa water hole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for some time when we noticed a lone male lion approaching from a distance. Rather unusually, a number of porcupine quills appeared to have been embedded in his chest. They must have been deeply irritating to him. Lions do sometimes attack porcupines and inevitably end up with some quills lodged in their bodies or paws, which are not easy to pluck out. The resident pride of lions spotted the lone wanderer and immediately challenged him. The fight that ensued lasted only a few minutes."