21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
His first joint?

A lion cub appears to react to the taste of meat. He was at a buffalo kill that had been stolen from a group of young males by his much larger pride. There was a large group of hyenas just out of shot, waiting for their chance to grab some meat, too.

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Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kenya
Copyright: © Alan Smith