Hilda Maier

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: Canon RF 100-500 L IS USM

Aperture: f10

Shutter speed: 2000

ISO: 8000

Description: A mother lion introduces her cub to a porcupine and then leaves to allow the cub to learn by trial and error.

Story from behind the lens: A lion cub dutifully followed its mother into the bush and was introduced to an irritated porcupine. The cub being very curious but also leery of this new creature approached and jumped back a number of times. The mother then left so the cub could learn by trial and error exactly how much respect a cat should give a spiny creature like that.