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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lionesses play fighting on a fallen tree log.

After sunrise, two youngsters started playing. With a full belly, having eaten the night before, and a few hours good sleep, the lions were most energetic. Finding a fallen log on the Mara plains, the two lion youngsters continued play fighting on the log in the early morning sunlight. Such vigor!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Manoj Shah