This was shot for my @natgeo Leopard story. Which appeared in the Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
Mom and cub - I call this an emotional connection - mother and child and the food mom has brought.
Some might call this cute and I do not disagree, I see emotion and mom teaching her young.
it is the kind of emotion that we as humans feel. Our animal family
is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families,
they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions,
maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet.
We do not treat our own human brothers and sisters very well sometimes.
Remember just as an example of the importance of their homes - the forests.
50% of our oxygen comes from forest - the other 50% from the oceans.
75% of fresh water comes from forests. So we save their homes - we help save ourselves.
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