16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Playing in the Rain

Taken on a very rainy day, a large pride of lions rested next to the road. To my delight, there were at least 8 young cubs that emerged from their naps and began to play. The light rain and cooler weather keep the cubs energized playing for over an hour. The image was difficult to capture due to low light conditions and trying to focus on a very active group of eight. I began to wait for the cubs to be in the best locations for the best results. Very challenging, but very worth it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Barbara Fleming