Heather Cudworth

Camera: Canon EOS R5

Lens: RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Aperture: 6.4

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 12800

Description: A young lion feasting on the hide of a cape buffalo.

Story from behind the lens: While in the Maasai Mara, our guide, George, came across sleepy lions surrounding a cape buffalo carcass. He knew that there were several more lions with cubs who belonged to the pride and would be returning to feast on the carcass. Later that day, we re-visited the location to check on the pride. Sure enough, the lionesses and cubs had re-joined the pride. The cubs were so curios and playful! They were pouncing on their mom and their aunts, instigating and annoying everyone around them! One of the cubs was very curious about the buffalo carcass. He was chewing on the hide and having so much fun playing on the buffalo like a jungle-gym!