A couple of dear friends once gave me one of photographer Steve Blooms amazing books. For those who might not yet have had the pleasure of seeing his photos please follow this link: Steve Bloom to have a look. His photos are quite extraordinary because they have a level of intimacy that feels as if you were invited into these animals lives without being invasive. It's like they are completely undisturbed by the photographers presence. That means he must have been there on their terms which is why I believe he's been able to capture amazingly tender moments like this one which is one of my absolute favourites.