Species: Lion | Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
We were on safari in Tanzania and on our morning game drive. Word came that there was a lioness with two young cubs. We arrived in the vicinity, but the cubs and mother were hidden under a tree surrounded by tall weeds. I finally noticed a small break in the weeds and asked the driver to re-position the vehicle once another vehicle moved away (not going any closer of course). The sun was going in and out of the clouds, making lighting difficult. I was also dealing with shade and had a very small window to see all the way to the tree (but it was much better than most people had). Finally the cubs woke up and started moving around. Both were trying to climb the tree, but were not able to get very far. The lioness got up and walked over to where the cubs were playing. The look on the one cub's face reminded me of the way kids sometimes look when they're doing something they shouldn't and mom shows up.
About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments.