Lion mothers are very protective of their cubs, and will defend them against other adults in the Pride. This mother and cub were perking up as they heard Zebra in the distance.
Photo taken at Duma Tau, Botswana with Nikon D2X, 200-400mm lens at 200mm, 1/500s at f5.6.
Duma Tau 1/ 500s, at f/5.6 || E.Comp:0 || 200mm || WB: AUTO 0. || ISO: 400 || Tone: AUTO || Sharp: AUTO || Camera: NIKON D2Xon: 2005:11:29 23:23:30