Wildlife - carlos Antunes
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Brotherhood

Mara Triangle, Kenya - July 2017

What I love most about this picture is the minimalist composition of these two juvenile Lionesses with the tree in the background.
 
For me photography in wildlife is more than a portrait and body language, but rather its interaction with the environment in his natural habitat and freedom.
 
When male lions begin to reach sexual maturity, around age two, the older males within the pride kick them out.
After being kicked out, the young males roam the countryside solo or in small bands, often with their brothers or cousins, negotiating the no-cat's-land between territories of other lions.
 
This situation increases the mortality rate among males, which probably explains the reason why we see much more females in the Wild.