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Wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot captures a lioness rescuing her helpless cub at Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve in August 2011.
Wildlife photographer captures lioness rescuing helpless cub
Other members of the pride attempt to rescue the cub but stop trying when they realize it is too steep.
Just as the exhausted cub seems about to fall, his mother circles beneath him and he is snatched up in her jaws. She then begins the difficult journey back to the top.
Safe and sound, the lioness gives the cub a big welcome-back lick.
These dramatic frames were taken by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot at Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve in August 2011.