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a roaring lion in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
September 26, 2014

Call of the Wild

A lioness roars a warning to her cubs in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. “She was perched on a hill right on the side of the dirt road,” writes Your Shot member Linda Porter, who captured the picture on an evening game drive. On an opposite hill were three young male lions, which sometimes kill cubs. “Our guide knew this lioness had three young cubs that were were out of sight and hidden. We observed her for over an hour as she continued to call out to her cubs, warning them of the potential danger that lurked across the way. Unlike most of our children, these cubs were extremely obedient and remained hidden.” Porter’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe. National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is working to avert the extinction of lions, cheetahs, and other big cats. Find out how you can get involved.
Photograph by Linda Porter, National Geographic Your Shot

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