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August 14, 2018

Maternal Instincts

A lioness shepherds her cubs in Botswana. "One cub could barely swim and the other couldn't, so she carried it in her mouth over several water crossings, presumably to a kill," says Your Shot photographer Connie Bowen. "We were in awe of her mothering and tolerance." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Connie Bowen, National Geographic Your Shot

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