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Into the Lions den, ........two 7 day old cubs w/nursing mum.


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Posted 17 October 2020 - 07:43 PM

6.35pm.
Very privileged to have found this lioness and her two 7 day old cubs, their blue eyes have only just opened which occurs any time between 6 to 10 days. The second is lying across the lap of the visible one.
Lions often use a secluded marsh such as this to hide their cubs for their first few weeks of life. Just metres away was her sister who was also nursing 2 cubs of around 4 weeks of age.
Very rarely does one achieve any sort of clear view with cubs this young, mum will always take advantage of heavy cover to hide them until she moves them again within a few weeks.

This was a very special sighting.

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7.00am next day.

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Cheers

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Edited by africaddict, 17 October 2020 - 08:24 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:43 AM

Wow great shots Marc.


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Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:18 AM

Unique images... well done, Marc!

Thanks for sharing...

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:11 PM

Wonderful shots, Marc.  :)


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Posted 24 October 2020 - 10:57 AM

WOW!!!  Great series of photos...


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Posted 25 October 2020 - 02:18 PM

Amazing photos!

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 02:31 PM

Amazing photos!

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:50 AM

Amazing captures, Marc, well done!!


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