The love of a mother transcends what we as humans can know. The lioness cares for her cubs, keeping them safe and clean. They play with her, learning to hunt and socialize. They stay with her for years before the young males will be forced out. The females will stay and be part of the pride forever.
These where taken in Kruger National park NIKON D5 with NIKON 300 F2.8.8 + TC 1.7 (510mm) f5.6, 1/4000, ISO 400, EX-0.7