One thing about life that is both fair and unfair is that we do not sign up for the job. At least as far as we know, we just arrive in whatever form we arrive: human, animal, or some other living consciousness. But what seems common is that those of us who survive had someone to look over us and to teach us.In the aggressive jungles and plains of Africa it is the mothers who have stepped up to give us life. This piece is a tribute to them. I talk no more.

Although at a distance, this is a mother hippo teaching her young one how to graze

And we will leave this tribute to mothers with this image. What we see here is a female Hyena with parts of a wildebeest in her mouth. She snatched those bits from a pack of other hyenas. They chased her, but she did not stop. The bits of wildebeest were delivered to her young ones. And she stood in defense while they ate.