Ivan Glaser

Camera: Nikon Z9

Lens: Nikon 180-400 f/4

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1000s

ISO: 320

Description: A lioness bonds with her cub

Story from behind the lens: We found the whole Topi pride (about 25 lions) out and about early one morning. They were very energetic and many of them were playing around on some mounds. There were lions everywhere and it was quite hard to decide where to point my lens. After several minutes chasing lions with my lens, my guide, Jackson Ronko from the Oltepesi Tented Safari Camp, brought my attention to a lioness sitting on top of one of the mounds with her cub slowly approaching. We knew what was going to happen next, and it did.