Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Clinging On For His Life...........

 Clinging on for his life, this tiny lion cub cries out pitifully for help.
His mother arrives at the edge of the cliff, joined by three other lionesses and a male, the females start to clamber down together, but, turn back daunted by the sheer drop.
Eventually, one single factor determines which of them will risk her life to save the tiny cub.

Motherly love!
 Slowly, agonizingly, the big cat inches towards her terrified son, using her powerful claws to grip the crumbling cliff side, one slip and both mother and son could end up dead at the bottom of the ravine. 
 Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall, his mother circles beneath him and snatches him up in her mouth, she then begins the perilous journey back to safety.
 Minutes later they are safe, paws happily on firm ground.
This dramatic rescue was captured by wildlife photographer, Jean-Francois Largot in Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve.

I know that some people go out specifically to hunt these magnificent animals, those that do, see them as nothing more that a holiday trophy to show off to their friends, a dumb stupid animal that has no feelings,yet, as these photographs clearly show they love deeply, they are a family.
Of course this sort of love is not just found in the lions of Africa, it is found in every creature that man murders for recreation, food or clothes.
I pray one day millions wake up to the fact that love is not just a human emotion, it is the emotion of the Universe, it is extrinsicly woven into each species upon the planet.................. 

4 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Amazing what we can do when we have to!

Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You don't have to convince me Gemel, I'm with you all the way on this one! What an amazing piece of footage, I adore the big cats..and yes let's cancel summer and just have continual Spring and Autumn, how good would that be!

holdingmoments said...

Incredible scenes Gemel.
I recall seeing this a little while ago. An amazing bond between these two beautiful animals.
Mankind could learn so much from nature.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Awesome pictures - Amazing are the ways of Nature!