21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lion with tortoise

The male lion was playing with this tortoise very early morning. When one of its cubs tried to join the the play the male put his foot possessively on top of the tortoise and give a further clear "no" indication with his stare that joyning is not allowed

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Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: NA, Botswana
Copyright: © Dr Johan J Botha