14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cleaning a lion cub.

This lion cub is part of a pride of 2 females and his 2 sisters. The lioness that is licking him is not his mother; his mother was about 10 feet to the left.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Copyright: © Kiersten Gillis