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    I had been talking to [National Geographic editor] Kathy Moran about the hypocrisy of the West, and I really wanted to do a series on the fact that we ask people living in rural spaces in Africa to do impossible things—things that we would never do ourselves. So I put out the word in Kenya and in Tanzania that I was looking for victims of lion attacks. Now, the difficult part is that the victims are often attacked because they’re in the wrong place, doing the wrong things. They’re usually inside reserves poaching or fishing. In a way, that can diminish what’s happened to them, despite the fact that their poverty led them to take those kinds of risks. This gentleman lost his arms going fishing in the evening, and on his way back got jumped by these lions. It’s a quandary for me because, on the one hand, I want to talk about what it means to live with these animals. On the other hand, we are talking about protecting these spaces and these guys are treading on them.

    - Reportage photographer Brent Stirton in a conversation with Nick Nichols, with whom he collaborated on a feature about lions for National Geographic’s August 2013 issue. Read more on the magazine’s Proof blog. Also, view a multimedia presentation of Brent and Nick’s work here.

    Caption: Yusufu Shabani Difika lost his arms in a lion attack in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve. Here his uncle bathes Difika, a father of two. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic)


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