PICTURES OF BABY LION
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PICTURES OF BABY LIONS
Pictures of Baby Lions Available for Print
Stock Photos by Ejaz Khan Earth
These pictures of baby lion make for beautiful baby room decor or the perfect wall hanging in a child’s room, office or home. These unique black and white images are available for order in a variety of sizes, print material, and also framing options. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase is donated to organizations that help preserve these incredible animals from the effects of climate change.
Black & white pictures of baby lion
Beautiful photographs by Ejaz Khan Earth to use as inspiration and also decoration! Prints are available upon request. Learn some fun facts about the lives of baby lions and also how climate change is affecting them, at the bottom of this page.
Baby Lion Facts – Africa and Western India
A baby lion gestates for approximately 110 days and is born in a litter of between one and six babies. Although two to three cubs at a time are considered normal by the Predator Conservation Trust. Baby lion cubs are born blind and also helpless, away from their pride.
Shortly before the mother gives birth, she leaves the lion pride and finds a safe place to give birth. The mother and her baby lion stay in isolation for four to eight weeks or so.
Young baby lion cubs are vulnerable to various predators, including leopards, jackals, pythons, martial eagles and also hyenas (as you may have seen in Disney’s classic movie The Lion King). The mother acts as a protector by finding the best hiding places to keep the cubs safe.
Lionesses hunt during the cubs’ early stages of life in order to maintain their health and milk supply. There are times the cubs will be left alone.
African lions live in prides of between one and three males, along with several females and also their cubs. Male lions in India live apart from females and their cubs.
Fun Facts About Lions
Even though lions are known as “King of the Jungle,” they actually live in grasslands and plains. They don’t live in the jungle!
On my expedition to capture pictures of baby lion, I learned that the mother lion makes it her top priority to protect the lion cubs from both male and female pride members when she introduces them to her pride. While other females can be aggressive toward the cubs, males are more likely to be a threat.
Dangers for Baby Lions
Firstly, one of the greatest dangers to baby lions is a shift in male power which can be deadly for lion cubs returning to the pride. All cubs in the pride are related to the other baby lions and also other members of the pride in some way. When power shifts, the cubs will be killed as male lions prefer to have their own offspring in their pride. The cubs are usually offspring of between one and three dominant males in the pride. Females will often nurse each others’ cubs and also defend them against threats. Eventually, males will leave the pride, while most of the females will stay with the family group.
Baby lions get the last pickings from a kill and do not begin to hunt for themselves until they reach one year of age. Due to threats from starvation, predators and male lions, up to 80 percent of baby lions die within the first two years as a result.
Shot in: Western India.
How I Captured Black and White Pictures of Baby Lion
Many wildlife photographers know how challenging baby lion photography can be, especially when the mother is around. It was early morning in western India. We were in a tuck looking for lions and I was very excited because one of the locals mentioned he had seen two lionesses with six cubs the day before. I didn’t come to India to take pictures of baby lions, but after listening to the news from the locals, I could not wait to see them with my own eyes. When my tracker stopped the truck, I grabbed my camera in anticipation. When I saw the lioness, I got off the truck and walked towards her. She was alone, but I knew the cubs and the other lioness were nearby. I followed her and soon she led me to all of them. All of a sudden, I had 16 eyes on me.
I wasn’t sure if I should go back to the truck or stay there and also hold my ground. The lionesses turned their faces away from me so I started to walk in the opposite direction. I was relieved but also disappointed. A decision had to be made: follow them or go back to the truck. I decided to continue trying to capture the lion cub photos even though they had their backs turned to me. When I laid down on the ground to get a better perspective, one of the little ones turned around and ran towards me. I got so lucky with that image. If I had decided to quit just a few minutes earlier, my luck would have quit with me.
How Climate Change Affects Baby Lions in Africa and Western India
Lions are facing major risks due to climate change. One major risk is drought. Leading to malnourished prey as result. Which is already infested with ticks or illness, as a result when lions eat them they also get infected. The ticks, it turns out, carry a blood parasite that rendered them less able to cope with canine distemper virus. The combination of the two diseases killed many more lions than either disease commonly would acting on its own. These droughts which ultimately lead to deadly co-infection of lions are predicted to become more commonplace as the climate warms.
The number of clashes between people and also African lions could increase as temperatures rise, a new study suggests. The research shows that global warming could lead to changes in the geographical range of a disease carried by the tsetse fly as a result. Which can also be deadly to cattle. Although the overall range of the disease is likely to increase, it could vanish from parts of eastern and southeastern Africa that support large numbers of lions. In turn, this could lead to cattle ranchers moving their animals into these areas bringing people and lions into close proximity, which may put herders in danger and trigger further declines in the lion population.
Conservation: How This Baby Lion Photography Supports Lions Affected By Climate Change
As a fashion photographer doing shoots for magazines and also runway, I can pay the models. I can direct them and instruct them to have better control over the finished product as a result. As a wildlife photographer capturing pictures of baby lions, I clearly can’t pay the lion cubs and I also don’t have control over the shot. I’ve developed relationships with conservation organizations such as the Wolf Conservation Center, Cana Foundation, and World Animal Protection.
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Q: What do baby lions eat?
A: Baby lions do not begin to hunt for themselves until they are a year old. Threats from starvation, predators, and male lions, up to 80% of baby lions die within their first few years as a result.
Q: What are baby lions called?
A: The offspring of lions are called cubs.
Q: Where can I buy copies of these images?
A: Black and white pictures of baby lion can be purchased directly on our website by request. We offer five different size options for our fine art photo prints. Contact us today for price quotes and also shipping details.
Q: Are baby lions endangered?
A: Baby lions are not listed endangered everywhere, however, they are known as a vulnerable population. They are one step above the endangered classification.