Thanda Private Game reserve, Mkuse, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
We encountered a pride of lions as they finished up dinner from last night. Some of the lions were resting; some were finishing the last of the giraffe; and the cubs were as busy as ever. Here we see an intimate view of an exchange of love as a cub takes care of mother. The shot was taken with a 70-200mm, hand held from an open jeep with on a six week safari on the Thanda Private Game reserve in Mkuse, KwaZule-Natal, South Africa in October 2012.
Cropping, tonal contrast adjustment
Canon 7D with EF 70-200mm Canon LII IS