16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lioness at sunset

This lioness paused in her task of ferrying cubs across the water at a sweet sunset moment. She would stop and see if the smaller cub was ready to swim yet. She was not at all that day, but her brother braved the waters, nose wrinkled.

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Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Botswana
Copyright: © Connie Bowen