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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Small but Mighty!

A four month old lion cub showed that it may be small but it was mighty!! After being swatted by its mother for play biting her tail. Baring those tiny sharp teeth the cub adamantly fought back. The lioness allowed this display of aggression but never drew her claws in anger.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Hilda Maier