Tamar Amit

Camera: Nikon D4

Lens: 400mm

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 200

Description: A lioness moving her cubs in the soft golden light of early morning hours in the Maasai Mara

Story from behind the lens: This December morning in the Maasai Mara was nothing short of magical, with the soft, golden light painting the landscape. I had been fortunate enough to capture some incredible moments in the wild, but this one promised to be truly extraordinary.

We spotted the lioness emerging from her current den with one of her cubs held gently in her jaws. I clicked my camera shutter, witnessing and capturing this beautiful moment.

Behind the lens, I knew I had witnessed something extraordinary. It was more than just a photograph, it was a window into the intricate world of nature, where the beauty of the Maasai Mara converged. As the sun bathed the landscape in a warm, golden glow, I couldn't help but feel grateful to have been a silent observer of this incredible moment in the wild.