An African Wake-up Call: A Lion Roaring

This video shows a male lion roaring in the early morning hours in South Africa's Thanda Private Game Reserve, filmed by Panthera's partner photographer Christian Sperka.

On his blog, Christian explained, "One cannot only hear the roar but one can feel the vehicle vibrating from the sound. The sound on this video is only a meek representation of the real thing."

Panthera is working across Africa to protect lions like these. Learn more about our lion conservation work through Project Leonardo at To learn more about Panthera's work through the Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa's Phinda Private Game Reserve, visit

For more information on Thanda please visit

Video produced by Christian Sperka - Specialist Photography Guide and Resident Photographer at Thanda Private Game Reserve - South Africa

© Christian Sperka Photography