"MOTHERLY LOVE", BY RUSS BURDEN; WINNER, 'WILD CATS PORTRAITS'.
"The Gol Kopje area of the Serengeti in Tanzania is a great location for photographing big cats. The vegetation that surrounds each outcrop provides a good place for a lioness to hide her young, while the high areas make great lookout spots from which to scrutinise the area for prey. The smooth, granite domes make comfortable resting places.
"The lioness that inhabited this particular kopje had five cubs. We spent the better part of a morning watching two of them interact with their mom. It made for a wonderful photographic session."