June 2

Cuddle Goals: 10 Cutest Baby Animal Photos of All Time

June 2, 2017

Our new category in our Africa’s Photographer of the Year Competition is in full swing and focusing on the old favourites – the Big 5. It’s the little ones, however, that are catching our eye. The tiny features, the comically big eyes and playful demeanors just turn us into mush.  So we thought it would be a shame if we didn’t share with you this collection of adorableness. For your viewing pleasure,

1. David Brims, United Kingdom – Walk this way.

Isn't that the cutest face?

2. Ulrich, Eberl, Feldkirchen, Germany – Young leopard caressing its mum, Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Leopard cub playfully swipes at his mother

3. Neil Bradfield, South Africa – ‘Child Support’ – near Satara camp.

A lion cub lies across his mother's back

4. Hanspeter Lang, Switzerland – Addo Elephant National Park, Oct.2016 Elephant family seen during a game drive.

Elephant family seen during a game drive.

5. Liam Donnelly, United Kingdom – Protector.

A young rhino with protective mother behind

6. Anthony Goldman, USA – Safe in the den.

The cutest leopard cub snuggled on a rock

7. Simon Smith, ica, I loved the contrast – not only in size – but in colour between the larger elephants and this very young calf.

A elephant calf stands close to the long legs of the herd

8. Phill Judd, United Kingdom – I am Brave! Tswalu Game Lodge, Kalahari.

I am Brave!

9. Nadja Zoe Landert, RSA – Elephant mother helping her calf up a slope. Captured in Kruger National Park.

Elephant mother helping her calf up a slope

10. Daniel Finchham, RSA – Dawn of a new era

A mother leopard gives her cub a bath


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Jennifer Southwell

Jennifer is happiest when life is filled with good gin, strong coffee and great adventure. She makes leather bags and rock climbs for fun and relishes in life's little peculiarities. She is passionate about Africa and its animals and has been lucky enough to have been to the most amazing safari destinations such as Moremi, Okavango and Kalahari in Botswana as well as Kafue and South Luangwa in Zambia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Give her a gin and tonic in the heart of the bush and she will reach maximum level bliss.

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