Rizwan Jiwa

Camera: Nikon Z7

Lens: Nikkor 100-400 Z

Aperture: 5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1250

ISO: 1400

Description: Jilime, the sub-adult cub of Luluka practising his tree acrobatics early one morning.

Story from behind the lens: Whilst out one morning we came across Luluka and her sub-adult cub - Jilime. They had just finished off most of a Thompsons' Gazelle, and as young cats will often do, this little guy began his antics from one side of the tree to the other, clearly irritating his Mother. He eventually managed to drop the kill out of the tree. Luluka instinctively jumped down to retrieve it, but then probably realised she should let the cub clean up his own mess, and she left him to take the carcass back up the tree himself. His playfulness was a joy to watch.