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Nick Sims

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Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they ...

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on An Encounter with the Ntsevu Pride’s Newest Member

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Kris Dirk
Senior Digital Ranger

Beautiful pictures. So cute when they are young.

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely to see a new cub. Is this the only cub that survived? Wete there more?

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Nick, I loved all the photos, especially cub🤗 I saved all the photos

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

What a great sighting! I would have used a whole camera card had I been there, just on this sighting! Loved the photos!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Great job on your return, Nick! Incredible photos, capturing the bonding of the two.

Ivy Wilensky
Digital Ranger

Love these pictures! Love between Mother and Child.

Gillian Evans
Explorer

What a special moment! Can’t wait till we can return hopefully next spring!

Cally Staniland
Senior Digital Ranger

Spectacular photos of the newest edition to the Ntsevu Pride Nick ! What a wonderful welcome back for you 💕🙏🏻

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

Gorgeous – lucky, lucky you! Isn’t it unusual though for them to have just 1 cub?

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Nick, those pictures are so cute! That made my day! The Ntsevu pride is certainly continuing to do well.

Lisa Antell
Senior Digital Ranger

Tiny mini lions are SO precious!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Hi Nick. Welcome back! Thanks for these LOVELY pics some of which I will turn into Screensavers! Cute little spotty bundle of joy! Really enjoyed this, Nick. Thank you! Wendy M

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Oh bless

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

Adorable! A very special sighting indeed, and hopefully bodes well for more to come!

Love the pics – a very special sighting!

Barbi Evenson
Digital Ranger

How lucky are you! Amazing photos ❤️
Thank you for sharing…

Carly M
Explorer

What beautiful, adorable photos!

Michael Fleetwood
Digital Tracker

Nick, is this cub’s mother the female who was thought to be infertile? So does it’s introduction make four new cubs total for the Pride? Thanks so much!

Nick Sims
Contributor

Hi Michael, we are not sure if it was the female who was thought to be infertile. A few of the females have been seen mating with the Birmingham males recently. Yes, so at the moment we are viewing four cubs, with three of them being slightly older and from a different female.

Francesca Doria
Senior Digital Ranger

One of the most beautiful and uplifting tale and pictures I’ve ever seen! The cub with its mum conveys a feeling of tenderness and love… they look as if they were smiling. A very happy update for the pride! Thank you!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Awww, you’ve really captured the bond between a lioness and cub. I’m thrilled to learn you’ve guests again with whom to share your wonderful reserve and am squeezing my fingers tightly so that I’ll be able to join all of you next April!!

Linda Deutsch
Explorer

Extraordinary photos clearly showing the affection and bond between mother and cub. Thoroughly enjoyed pondering each still shot and it absolutely brightened my day. Thank you!

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

Such sweet, lovely pictures of mother and cub, Nick! Just wonderful. Thanks!

John Wilson
Explorer

What a lovely sighting and photos are very good. Thanks for sharing, they are better on a 65 inch tv.

Mama Lioness
Digital Ranger

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much love shared between a new cub and it’s mama! The pictures of the new tyka-doo are just PRECIOUS! – God willing, the tyka-doo is kept safe and protected, to have a long life with it’s pride.

Sharon Padgett
Explorer

Award winning photography. Great job.

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