Mike Hewison

Camera: Panasonic Lumix S5

Lens: Sigma 150-600 F5.0-6.3 sports

Aperture: F6.3

Shutter speed: 1/500

ISO: 400

Description: Two hyena cubs greet outside their den

Story from behind the lens: Having spent most of the previous day with big cats (lions, 2 leopards and a cheetah), we decided to investigate a hyena den. We spent a couple of hours watching the interactions between hyena cubs of all ages, from a couple of weeks old to nearly fully grown. The morning light was beautiful and the younger cubs were full of mischief. Hyenas get a lot of bad press but they are wonderful animals and I was very happy to catch the affection between these two. I don't know if they are sisters but allow me some artistic license ;-)