Nili Gudhka

Camera: Nikon Z9

Lens: Nikon 200-500mm f5.6

Aperture: f5.6

Shutter speed: 1/50

ISO: ISO 1000

Description: A lioness carrying her four weeks old cub into a nearby bush to take shelter from the rains.

Story from behind the lens: On a rainy afternoon safari, we came across Maji Ya Fisi pride who we all snuggled up due to the light drizzle. The pride had 2 sets of cubs, one set a little older and one set of 4 cubs that were barely a month old. As it started raining heavy, they all got up and started running towards a bush that was about 50 meters away. Out of the four little cubs, one cub couldn't catch up with the pride, so one of the mama lioness went back and picked the cub up and started running towards the shelter.