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Star of the Beach
Combustion!
Kissing an Orangutan
Allee
Sunset in Southern Californian Mountains
Hiking in Peru
Eagle family waiting to welcome little ones.
Morning Preyer
Modern roots
Antelope reunion on Antelope Island
Dog-mushing in the arctic circle
Lionnesses and Cub
Eagle
Sled-dog in Kiruna, Sweden
Self-portrait during a dog-mushing adventure in Kiruna, Sweden
Walking to the mountains
Leave me alone
Old House in Dürnstein
Noone will be hungry
The Paper Lantern Seller
Parallel Lines
Who want some more churros
Masai Mara Silhouettes
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Lionnesses and Cub

A two month-old lion cub looks up adoringly at two lionesses in the Masai Mara National Park. Lionesses raise their cubs communally and cubs suckle indiscriminately from any lactating female. When I saw this sweet moment of interaction, I thought of many of my wonderful women friends whom I’ve watched co-parent each other’s children over the years.

TAGS: Kenya

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Brewster, Massachusetts, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Julia Cumes.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
Total Views: 28
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 18, 2018, 7:10 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Masai Mara National Park, Kenya