15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Momma Lion snuggles daughter

Momma Lion had 3 cubs, two daughters and a son. Watching the tenderness with which this lioness caressed her cub was so absorbing that I am not sure I was breathing. Raw, tender, real affection.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III