Pareet Shah

Camera: Sony A9ii

Lens: 400mm f2.8

Aperture: f2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1600

ISO: 160

Description: Mother and daughter cuddle at the break of dawn

Story from behind the lens: As the sun rose in the Maasai Mara, Kenya one morning, we were treated to over an hour of affectionate display between Luluka (mum) and Jilime (daughter) - 2 characteristic leopards in the Mara. I was manifesting this thought in my mind that I would love to get a golden light frame of them hugging on the log and a few minutes later it happened. My hands were literally shaking from excitement as I shot this!