We came across a bunch of lionesses in the early morning in the Massai Mara. They all had a few little bouncy cubs around them. But they were not interested in loving or playing activities with their offspring. They looked hungry and their eyes were spying on some easy prey. The lionesses eventually focused on a bunch of gazelles that were grazing a couple of hundred meters away from us. In perfect routine they stalked upon them, their fur camouflaged in the dry grass, the oldest lioness set off to sprint, then the second one paired up with her, while the others followed them.
It was a close race but the gazelle had the advantage for a split second and so the hunt ended unsuccessful. The lionesses returned, head down and exhausted, to their cubs that waited patiently in the distance.
The little lions jumped up on their mother, welcoming her back, full of excitement and joy. But their mother stayed quite reserved towards them, obviously having her mind still on the task to hunt, to feed her family.
While she stood there with her eyes focusing in the distance, she seemed to be solid like a rock, not even irritated by the frolicking of her offspring and ready to take another try to hunt with full responsibility for her lively cubs.
This image of the PRIDE OF AFRICA Collection (African Wildlife) is available to purchase as a limited edition print in 5 different sizes.
The edition size is 101 prints per image plus Artist Proofs of which each size has a certain amount of prints allocated to it. All artworks are personally approved, individually numbered and signed by the artist, Klaus Tiedge. Each artwork is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
We are using Giclee printing method on high quality archival fine art (Hahnemühle German Etching) paper.
For this image the following sizes are available (including white border):