When a lion cub was very affectionate, it gave its mother the sweetest kiss. A wildlife photographer recently caught the moment on camera. The mother and her cub have a tender moment that lasts for a few seconds. The little one appears to kiss the mother lion on the nose.
The good news is that Julia Sundukova was in the right place at the right time to take a picture of the beautiful scenery. The 41-year-old photographer was on a Zimbabwe’s Hwange Park trip when a cub and its mother had the most intimate moment. Julia said that even though the picture is beautiful, the whole thing was so intense.
Because there were no males around, the cubs could run around and play close to their moms. Photos: “The mother of her cub is a lion with a collar on. She was a lioness, too.” So, “I found it interesting to watch how the cubs played and interacted with their mother.”
As a photographer, Julia says she’s been to many places, but this was the first time she’d been so close to lions and felt so lucky.
“This is one of the most interesting and fun things I’ve learned about nature,” said the woman. Because the lions were far from the road, “I was so happy to spend the whole golden hour with them until the sunset.”