I was leading a photographic safari recently, and we were lucky enough to find a pride of lions with a little surprise for us. Hidden amongst all the teeth and claws of the adults in the pride, was a tiny cub, around 2 months old. This little lion was having a wonderful time exploring his new environment, and seeing what life as a lion was all about.
We were captivated for the better part of an hour with the little cub’s antics, taking every photographic opportunity available. It is not always the easiest thing in the world photographing a cub so small, because every time he moved off the path, he was completely covered by the grass. Only every now and again would he pop out into the open and give us a few images. When we did get a clear opportunity, the cameras went into overdrive – it was fantastic. Eventually though, the mother of the cub decided we had been lucky enough, and they moved off into some thicker bush. We didn’t want to overstay our welcome so left them to rest peacefully, and moved off to look for our next subject.
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