Rick Beldegreen

Camera: Nikon D5

Lens: Nikon 500 PF

Aperture: 5.6

Shutter speed: 1/800

ISO: 11,400

Description: Lion cubs at play

Story from behind the lens: These cubs were being tended to by 3 male lions. The females were presumably away hunting. The adult males were doing their best to have patience with the 14 cubs that constantly jumped on them and pulled at their manes. These 2 cubs were involved in a tug of war; unfortunately the "tug" part of the game was one cub's body part.