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    We were lucky to find new born lion cubs in the plains of Masai Mara. The mother is extremely protective of the cub and was often seen hiding them behind the bush and away from predators. In this instance, as the cub unknowingly walked very close to the side of a cliff, the mother lioness quickly tried to grab it from its head to protect it from falling over. It looks dangerous but it is an endearing way for the lioness to pick up the cub and place it back to safety.
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    Date Taken: Dec 24, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2019
    Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
    Focal Length: 560 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO: 500
    Copyright: © Sonalini Khetrapal
    Categories: Animals, Black and White, Nature
    Contests: 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest