by Jennifer Southwell on June 2, 2017
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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