Give Mommy a Kiss! Nature's Animal Families

Photographer Steve Bloom's new book, My Favorite Animal Families, shows that love is universal

01 of 09

LION HEART

LION HEART
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She’s going to wash that bug from the Kenyan plain right out of your hair, little guy. Don’t you worry.

02 of 09

SEAL OF APPROVAL

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Even elephant seals in South Georgia know how to give praise where praise is due – with a pat right on the back.

03 of 09

DANCE OF THE PENGUINS

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When it comes to line dancing, these Adelie penguins from Antarctica know: you’ve got to start early.

04 of 09

ORANGE YOU GLAD?

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Hugs. Reluctantly given by children to parents, even in Borneo.

05 of 09

CROUCHING PANDA

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Anywhere in the world, like this reserve in China, a mother’s nose knows what her baby’s been up to.

06 of 09

BEAR DOWN

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In Alaska, the momma grizzly bear doesn’t mess around when it comes to protecting her young.

07 of 09

REACHING OUT

REACHING OUT
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This South African giraffe gets down low to get to her baby’s level.

08 of 09

PIGGYBACK RIDE

PIGGYBACK RIDE
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It seems a baby’s desire to stop walking goes across all species. “Can you pick me up now?”

09 of 09

LEAN ON ME

LEAN ON ME
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These cheetahs know the power of touch – and they’re not shy about getting a lot of it.

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