PUBLISHED: 21:31 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:56 GMT, 5 January 2013
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Any actress can tell you how difficult it is to dazzle every day as the star of the show.
Apparently it’s not that different for a lioness. So when yet another convoy of tourists raced to take their places in the dusty auditorium of the Tanzanian plain, this particular starlet simply turned her back on the cameras.
And there she stayed, despite pleading calls from the tour guides, until most of them got tired of waiting and drove off.
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The safari stand-off happened in the Ngorongoro Crater, formed when an ancient volcano exploded and created a vast, flat-bottomed cauldron which would become a haven for wildlife.
This picture was taken by tourist Martin Henfield, from Ramsbottom, Lancashire.
He said: ‘The safari guides are all in radio contact and no sooner had we arrived than more than 20 vehicles came along and formed a crescent around the lioness.
‘She just turned her back and stayed like that.’
VIDEO Another lion pack attack and kill a buffalo at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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