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This was the first family of lions we photographed in Kenya. The three older cubs belong to the lioness, whilst the younger one was literally dumped on the family by another mother who left to go hunting and never returned for her cub. We followed this family for the six days we spent in the Mara and were delighted to see that the female cub had adopted the little one as her own. The lioness had actually weaned her cubs and wasn't keen to suckle the newcomer so we were anxious that it would not survive. After a few days, we witnessed a wonderful scene with the lioness suckling the youngster. The two male cubs played quite boistrously with their new sibling until the female cub stepped in to make sure her charge wasn't injured in the rough play.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-300mm VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Sep 2011 - 8:42 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Mother's Pride
Username:HP1485 HP1485
Uploaded:22 Nov 2011 - 12:16 AM
Tags:Golden light, Kenya, Lion cubs, Lions, Masai mara, Travel, Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 12:48 AM

What a wonderful narrative to accompany your fine family shot and adoptee: beautifully arranged group within the frame.
A very heart warming story.
And what an experience it must have been to be there and witnessed all this.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
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22 Nov 2011 - 4:21 AM

Wonderful story, stunning photograph.

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 7:04 AM

Fabulous capture.

Glyn

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104029 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 7:17 AM

fabulous shot and storyline - great outcome Smile

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alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2011 - 9:44 AM

An excellent shot and a fascinating story.
Alan

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Samuel_Aron
22 Nov 2011 - 8:00 PM

Beautiful shot!
Sam.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2011 - 12:46 AM

A great image and title, deserves more votes

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