19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hitch a Ride

A mother lioness brings a wayward cub back to the pride. This lioness was escorting her two young cubs back to the pride when she decided one of the cubs was moving too slowly. It was late in the afternoon and a male that was not part of the pride was following her in the distance. To expedite the process she grabbed this cub and carried him the rest of the way.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Jim Guerard