The poor thing! To be cast out at such a young age -- especially when you count what happened, just prior to this scene (his dad dying in a brutal manner; then copping the blame from his murderous uncle [Dad's assassin, no less!]! SO SAD!
But so beautifully done, too..
I just love how you used the background as a filter, marrying both images (of cub and landscape) together. A job well done!