Top - A seven-week-old lion cub looks nervous as he meets his father for the first time. Photographer Suzi Eszterhas captured the touching scenes on camera after following a pride of lions for three months in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya…
Bottom - …She explains: The cub is literally meeting dad for the first time ever. The cub was a bit shy and apprehensive but the father was very gentle. In the other photos, the cubs are more familiar with the father and are playing with him. The father reacted by gently playing with them and often growling. In both situations, the mother was sitting nearby, watching very closely, ready to pounce on the father if he got a bit too rough with her cubs.
Pictures: Suzi Eszterhas/Minden/Solent
This is absolutely beautiful.