By Jamie Smith
This incredible optical illusion shot shows a lioness appearing to swallow her cub’s head whole.
Swedish photographer Andreas Hemb captured the mind-boggling photograph in the Maasai Mara in Kenya late last year.
Andreas, 43, said: “In this photo, it seems as if the cub’s head is completely within the mother’s mouth.”
“It’s a perfect example of how an image can fool the viewer without any modifications or editing.”
“It was a truly magical meeting in nature and I feel blessed to be able to have observed it so closely. It’s a moment I will remember forever.”
Andreas said it proves how differently a scene can be viewed depending on the angle.
He added: “When a lioness gives birth to cubs she moves away from the pride to protect the young ones.
“During this time she keeps them safe and often well hidden in thick bush.“From time to time she moves them to a new home, and it is during one of these moves that we were lucky enough to have this encounter.”