12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

The young lion cubs had been hiding in the thick bush for a while waiting for mum to return. She did and to our joy decided to move them to another location. She gently picked them up one by one and moved them to another thick bush. Her jaws feared by most animals in the Mara were now gentle delicate and protective.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Michel Zoghzoghi