This was taken at the Lion & Rhino Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. The same place Mischief was taken. While the brown lion cub was playfully naughty at 4 months old, this white lion cub could barely be bothered moving. He was 3 months old at the time.

He and his 3 siblings were content sitting in the shade, watching the brown lion cubs kick up a dust storm around us. Amazing what 1 month can make to behavioural differences!

All these cubs would have grown close to their full size by now and would be in the return to the wild program, teaching them how to hunt, kill and survive out there. The program is designed to help keep the white lion away from extinction, which sadly, it is dangerously close to at the moment.

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous,

  • Thanks mate! That was fast!!! lol

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 5 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Thank you very much Heloisa!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 5 years ago

    Andrew, another gorgeous moment captured. Excellent timing and it is very cute!
    many congrats!
    lorena

  • Thank you so much Lore!! He was so happy to just sit there and let me shoot him for a while :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • CJTill
    CJTillover 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous and such a great capture.

  • Thanks a lot Colin!! I really appreciate that mate

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Thanks a lot Svetlana :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 5 years ago

    You captured his nonchalant mood! What a beautiful animal. Great shot!

  • Thank you Sharon! I’m really happy it’s come across in it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks mate, appreciate it!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • reflector
    reflectorover 5 years ago

    Perfectly captured and a great looking big cat !

  • Thanks a lot mate, so pleased you like it!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 5 years ago

    You have captured an unusual and beautiful pose Andrew well done!

  • Thanks so much Franco, means a great deal coming from you!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RonnieGinnever
    RonnieGinneverover 5 years ago

    Irresistible!

  • Thank you Ronnie, he definitely was!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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