The Lion Cub’s Gaze – Weekly Travel Photo

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Lion Cubs Playing at Sunset

This magical moment happened in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park while I was on safari.  We had stumbled onto a group of five lion cubs between the ages of 4-6 months just before sunset. Their mothers were off hunting and the cubs were taking a much-needed break after a day full of exploring and childish antics.  This cub in particular was feeling quite relaxed, though he still kept a close eye on us.  He repeatedly lounged around, rolled onto his back, and then stared at us almost as if inviting us to head over and to give him a tummy scratch.  His gaze was incredible and cut right to my core. Hands down some of my favorite moments from the Safari.

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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.


  • Noah @ Somewhere Or Bust
    September 14, 2013

    You captured a very cool moment. When I went camping back in the day, my friend wanted to snap a photograph of a bear cub, as it had wandered off from its mother. The cub started to run away, and she, committed to the photograph (and less committed to her life), chased after it.

  • Gabriel
    September 15, 2013

    An incredible moment coupled with an incredible photo. Great job =)

  • Robert
    September 20, 2013

    Beautiful Shot!


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