Lioness with Cubs - a Moment of Tenderness

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Head rubbing - nuzzling one's forehead, face and neck against another lion - appears to be a form of greeting, as it is seen often after an animal has been apart from others, or after a fight or confrontation. Males tend to rub other males, while cubs and females rub females.


Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.

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On Explore, interestingness highest position: # 355 on December 28, 2009.
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  1. Dj Poe 62 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot, I would love to do shoots like this!

  2. Jacquin-Qc 62 months ago | reply

    Superbe photo d'une belle scène animalière!

  3. [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

    A very tender photo, this is very well done.

  4. Kryssia © ♥ 61 months ago | reply

    wow esto es adorable, muchas gracias por tus constantes visitas y comentarios !!!!

  5. foxybagga 61 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful picture. Remarkable work mike :D

  6. Perla Amsili 61 months ago | reply

    Beautiful shot ..

  7. blablablablablablalblablbabla [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

    amazing shot

  8. OtgerMous 60 months ago | reply

    I love it!
    great moment

  9. Martha de Jong-Lantink 60 months ago | reply

    Geweldig wat een mooi moment!

  10. annick vanderschelden 59 months ago | reply

    Fantastisch moment. En allemaal kijken ze in de goede richting:-)

  11. Túcomoloves 51 months ago | reply

    Much love! is a beautiful photo!

  12. VFR Rider 51 months ago | reply

    Just great.

  13. freshfell 51 months ago | reply

    Happy New Year!

  14. rose tex 51 months ago | reply

    what a cool picture

  15. Wild through my eyes 36 months ago | reply

    this is woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
    love it

  16. Wild through my eyes 36 months ago | reply

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  17. Jay Bees Pics ~ On & Off! 31 months ago | reply

    Prestige Nature group are running an Behaving like Animals"....TENDERNESS contest, why not consider entering? Maximum of Two entries per member & please post in Medium size.

    Click HERE to take you straight to this contest!

  18. Aram G. 19 months ago | reply

    Great capture!

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