I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
Father with son. (KO) Papa lions are patient and long suffering with cubs. This cubby knows that Daddy won't bite. Daddy may cuff him hard enough to rattle his brains if he misbehaves too long, but he doesn't bite.