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Exeter Private Reserve, South Africa

This poor lion cub was about 3 months old. He was amongst the youngest members of the Sand River Pride. About a year after this shot was taken, the whole pride escaped from Sabi Sands during flooding. Shortly thereafter the entire pride was shot and killed because of safety for neighboring areas.

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Canon 1D Mark II, 1/125. f7.1 ISO 800, 560mm with 1.4 extender, 400mm DO

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I am an amateur photographer with a love of travel. I mostly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. I live in California which provides a great deal of opportunities for great photography.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot, but what a very sad story

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    What a darling this is, wonderfully captured!

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous mate..

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    Very cute caputre! Nice job Michael.

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature !

    – Michael Moss

  • Lynda Harris
    Lynda Harrisover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful shot Michael, but what a heartbreaking story. I don’t think a lot of people realise just how threatened the lion population is, so well done for highlighting it.

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

  • My little lion cub and I thank you for the feature !

    – Michael Moss

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks Kimberly !

    – Michael Moss

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Michael, we need this beauty in BIG CATS. Don;t you agree? Barb

  • I do agree and thanks. I thought it already was and it is now !

    – Michael Moss

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Just so adorable! Wonderful work.

  • thank you !

    – Michael Moss

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