I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
My favorite animal: Giraffes. A new born giraffe is surrounded by its family. The photograph was taken at Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa, just 45 minutes after the mother gave birth Picture: BRENDON JENNINGS / CATERS NEWS