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Themba and his son Hubert - Milwaukee County Zoo

Father and Son - About the shot

Published April 24th, 2012

This photograph is a personal favorite of mine. The Milwaukee County Zoo had announced the birth of three lion cubs in October of 2011, the zoo's first since 1974. The cubs had spent time with their mom, Sanura, but this was the first time they were introduced to their father, Themba, and he didn't know quite what to make of the three little ones that were now to be a part of his daily life.

Just as curious about his dad was little Hubert, who walked right up to him. With thoughts of "The Lion King" in my head I snapped away. The entire sequence lasted a few seconds but it was a special and powerful moment.

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