We found this lion cub and its sibling hidden away amongst some trees in the heart of the the Rekero Pride’s territory. The lionesses were out hunting and the cubs were entertaining themselves climbing and posing on a fallen log. Eventually they had enough and retreated back into the bushes. As we drove off to give them their privacy we eventually caught up with one of the pride females lying down. Suddenly she stood up and looked very intently at some wildebeest in the distance. And in the blink of an eye she was gone, swallowed up by the long grass, only emerging every now and then, closing in on the wildebeest. We knew the hunt was on – but try as we might we just lost her in the long grass. Sure enough after a few minutes the wildebeest scattered in absolute panic. The lioness managed to get one! This cub did not go to bed hungry that day.
Canon 5D Mark III | Canon EF 200-400 4L IS USM Extender 1.4x @ 560mm | f5.6 | 1/320s | ISO 3200