Daniela Di Lillo

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: 70-200mm

Aperture: f2.8

Shutter speed: 1/640s

ISO: 2500

Description: Lion mum carrying her cub into the sunset

Story from behind the lens: We were enjoying a warm afternoon game drive along a river when we found the mother lion and her sister showing protective behaviour over the area. After a while the mum approach the hiding spots of the cubs and called them. We just caught a glimpse of them as they tried to climb out of a hole hidden inside the wall of the winded little river to greet the mum. We watched and waited around 3 hours and finally as the sun was going down the mum felt confident enough to relocate the cubs. It was a very rewarding sighting, we remained the only witnesses of this special moment.