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"Mom, I´m a big lion, I can walk by my own!"



A lioness is carrying her cub in her mouth.
Masai Mara, Kenya

A lioness is carrying her cub in her mouth.
Masai Mara, Kenya
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Awards

Contest Finalist in Our Natural Planet Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in African Wildlife Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Golden Moment Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in On The Wild Side Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1
Winner in Wildlife of Africa Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Old And New Photo Contest
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Runner Up in Handle With Care Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Handle With Care Photo Contest
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Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Explore Africa Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Family Gatherings Photo ContestTop 10 class
Family Gatherings Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
African Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
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African Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Animal Kingdom Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
I Coexist Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Coexist Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class
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Monthly Pro Vol 23 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 23 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 23 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
On The Wild Side Photo ContestTop 10 class
On The Wild Side Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
On The Wild Side Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Motherhood Photo ContestTop 10 class
Motherhood Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
Animal Kingdom Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
Old And New Photo ContestTop 10 class
Old And New Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
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31 Comments | Report
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 May 21, 2015
Absolutely amazing capture of one of my all-time favorite animals! Beautifully captured.
carolt55
 
carolt55 September 23, 2015
Wonderful capture !
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 24, 2015
Beautiful
alexandrudinulescu
 
alexandrudinulescu October 02, 2015
Great wildlife shot, with lovely light and dof !! Congrats !
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 18, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
caeriebroughton
 
caeriebroughton October 27, 2015
What a stunner
gerpower
 
gerpower October 30, 2015
an amazing capture, love the detail on the cubs face.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 23, 2016
Gorgeous!
Anu_jais
 
Anu_jais February 25, 2016
Just amazing
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz February 25, 2016
Fantastic capture!
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman April 06, 2016
This is truly precious. To know the power and might in the jaws of this animal; that's real control.
veganbaby
 
veganbaby April 06, 2016
Beautiful!
Manni
 
Manni April 07, 2016
Fantastic
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake April 14, 2016
Wonderful capture ! Congrats !
Shyra
 
Shyra June 28, 2016
Amazing..
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole September 26, 2016
Amazing capture!!!!.....and congrats on your award!!! : )
otisandalicereading
 
otisandalicereading March 18, 2017
Aww mamma
johnchilver
 
johnchilver June 30, 2017
Brilliant image
anjavoorn
 
anjavoorn November 10, 2017
Cant be better
CatWezel66
 
CatWezel66 December 08, 2017
So Beautiful ????
sigmundkatz PRO+
 
sigmundkatz January 17, 2018
Cool image , deserves the selection and o cover
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi January 17, 2018
my goodness what an amazing capture. did you take this during a safari?
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo January 17, 2018
Wow, Elmar, Congrats on winning so many awards with this gorgeous capture!
cahit
 
cahit February 03, 2018
Great
Chick15 PRO
 
Chick15 February 09, 2018
Fantastic photo.just love it!
brittabia PRO+
 
brittabia February 24, 2018
Wonderful capture!
kimayers PRO+
 
kimayers March 31, 2018
What an amazing capture!!! Perfection
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
Happy_Hippy PRO+
 
Happy_Hippy October 24, 2019
nice shot
MRueffer
 
MRueffer November 01, 2019
What a great shot, but I did not consider this as pets, sorry.
CAphotos PRO+
 
CAphotos November 08, 2019
THIS IS NOT A PET. So why was it entered (and accepted) into a Pet Contest? People we need to speak up & tell Viewbug that this is not right. The photo is nice - but not fair to be in a contest for pets and then to WIN. Crazy.

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this photo in Masai Mara, Kenya, September 2013
Time
Just after sunrise. The golden houers in the mornings and in the evenings are short. You must been well prepeared and need a good portion of luck. And an excellent Driver/Guide of course!
Lighting
It was a bit difficult. The lioness was far away. There was a little river between us and the lioness and also many bushes and high grass. We had a small window with free sight and no chances to change our position. Due to the bushes there were many shaddows. I waited till the head of the lioness were out of the shadow and uses a long lens (500mm)
Equipment
Camera: NIKON D4 Aperture: f/4.0 ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/1250 Focal Length: 500/1 I use a beanbag, shooting out of a Landcruiser
Inspiration
I love nature photography, especilally wildlife. I´m on the hunt for special moments. Seeing a lioness carrying her cub in her mouth was such special moment. As a wildlife photographer you have no influence in the behaviour of the animmal and only a little bit in the circumstances like weather, lightning, point of view etc. So you have to react fast. The settings of the camera mut be well done, you have only this one chance to get the capture. It was thrilling, your heart beats fast. Loocking at the camera monitor to check your captures afterwars was nailbiting. You know, this was a very special moment. Were the AF ant the lightnig correct?
Editing
I do a very little post processing. Cropping, sharpness, brightness
In my camera bag
When going on safari, I normally use two or three camera bodies. Lenses: 500mm VR, 300mmVR or 80-400VR, and a 24-70mm
Feedback
The most important thing when going on safari in Masai Mara, Kenya is the Driver/Guide. He is the one who knowes whre the animal are. If you have a good guide he has experience with photographers. He knows the distances you need belonging to your lenses. And the right position to the sun. The car is also very important. Nearly 100% are Lancruisers and Landrovers. If you like to shoot birds in flight a car with open roof (and therfore no sun protection!) is useful. The more less persons in the car the better (and more expensive). You have the freedom to get the best position inside the car to take the photos and there will be no movenent in the car from other people. Be patient, trust your driver/guide, be prepared and react fast. The best moments will be gone within seconds.

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