Monday, September 26, 2011

Wildlife photographer captures lion rescuing helpless cub from falling to its death .Photos

Stunning photos shot by a wildlife photographer in Kenya capture a mama lion rescuing her cub from plummeting to its death.
The tiny cub had strayed from its pride in the Masai Mara game reserve and slipped more than 12 feet down a steep cliff before becoming stuck, according to news agencies.
As the helpless cat clings for dear life above a ravine, a group of five lions gather at the cliff's edge, the photos show.
Finally, the mother cub begins to slowly edge her way down the sheer slope.
Just as the little lion appears to lose his grip, his mother snatches him in her jaws and claws her way back to the top.
After arriving on level ground again, she gives him a loving lick on the head.
Wildlife lensman Jean-Francois Lagrot captured the dramatic scene in Maasai Mara, a giant game reserve in southwest Kenya

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