My June trip to the Masai Mara provided me with a bonanza of lion cub sightings – exactly what I was hoping for! This is the second tiniest lion cub I have ever seen but it was hard work to get a photo of it as its mom was keeping it hidden away in the bushes. We probably waited around for a couple of hours and were almost on the verge of giving up our quest to photograph this little cutie. At that point mom decided to have a snooze and this little one took the opportunity to have a closer look at our vehicle, before quickly scampering away back into the bushes. It also had a sibling, but it was too shy for a photo, preferring to stick very close to mom the whole time. For those in the know, this was one of the newest Marsh Pride members in June. Look at those sweet white “whiskers” above its eyes – aren’t they adorable?
Techs: Canon 5D Mark III | Canon 200-400L IS USM with 1.4 Extender @ 560mm | f 5.6 | 1/500s | ISO 160