18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Leap of Faith

The dominant lion pride in Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park has to navigate the numerous water channels in the area. As much as cats dislike getting wet, the cubs need to keep up with the pride as the females lead them across these small rivers. The cubs reluctantly jump the water, trying to get all the way to the other bank.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Zambia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Beverly Houwing