A Lion Cub At Sunset – Weekly Travel Photo

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Lion Cubs Playing at Sunset

With a glimmer of light reflected in its eye this young lion club relaxed with its brothers and sisters in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.  The cubs’ mothers were out hunting and enjoying some free time away from the kids, leaving them to lounge in the late afternoon sun, chew on each other’s tails, and generally do all of the things you’d expect over-sized kittens to do.

Make sure to head over to flickr to see the rest of the album.

Would you like to see previous Weekly Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Marcello Arrambide
    March 8, 2014

    Great shot mate! Predatory cats are some of my favorite subjects.

    When I was in Zambia, the time I spent petting cheetahs and swimming in the Devil’s Pool were my favorite experiences.

    • Alex Berger
      March 9, 2014

      Thanks! Appreciate it! They really are great to take photos of aren’t they? Zambia is an amazing spot. Would love to get back down there. I wasn’t able to swim in the Devil’s Pool during the visit…so still have a major to-do on the list.

  • anil_traveller
    July 26, 2015

    Lovely shot, Alex. Just checked out the series on Flickr too and it’s wonderful! Loved the half yawning shots in particular.

    • Alex Berger
      July 26, 2015

      Thank you! There’s also a quick video on Youtube as well if you want some more adorable yawning cub action. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the kind words!


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