Lion cub with mother lioness on the prowl through the morning dew at sunrise. Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, Africa. CLICK ON PIC TO VIEW LARGE.
Scientific name: Panthera leo.
Male and female lions live in a large group named a pride with their cubs. With every pride we know that there are a king or kings of the pride, but where would the pride be without resident queens – the female lion – the lioness. The number of lionesses in a pride can be from two to twenty. This number can vary on the availibility of food in the territory. If food is scarce some females will have to disperse and find another pride.
Canon 40D, Canon 100-400mm, 1/160, F6.3, ISO 400