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Cheetah and a rainbow – Maasai Mara 2023

Cheetah and a rainbow – Maasai Mara 2023

Cheetah and a rainbow. Early in the morning in Kenya’s Maasai Mara the clouds had been threatening rain and indeed we had a light shower. As we scanned around we spotted a female Cheetah sitting on a termite mound on the look out for prey. There were impala, and...

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Two Cheetah brothers in the rain – Maasai Mara 2023

Two Cheetah brothers in the rain – Maasai Mara 2023

Two Cheetah brothers in the rain. In Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the afternoon often brought a spectacular storm. The rain began to fall when we found these two Cheetah brothers lying in the open. They were relaxed and did not seem to be bothered by the rain. After watching...

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Cheetah suckling her very young cubs – Amboseli, Kenya 2023

Cheetah suckling her very young cubs – Amboseli, Kenya 2023

Cheetah suckling her very young cubs. As the sun was setting over the Kitirua Conservancy in Kenya’s Amboseli region, we came across this cheetah with her four, four month old cubs. They were hiding in bushes and difficult to see. We stayed with them hoping they wold...

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Walking with Cheetahs – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Walking with Cheetahs – Zimanga, South Africa 2022

Walking with Cheetahs. One of the most memorable wildlife encounters during our stay at Zimanga Private Game Reserve, South Africa was this one with a family of Cheetahs. The mother and three cubs had been habituated and would mostly ignore people on foot near them....

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Cheetah and her cub on a kill – Maasai Mara 2022

Cheetah and her cub on a kill – Maasai Mara 2022

Cheetah and her cub on a kill. A nine month old Cheetah cub had been presented with a huge meal by its mother. Recently, she had killed this female Impala. This Cheetah had had six cubs but five of them had been killed by Hyenas. This was her first litter and her...

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Cheetah and her three cubs on a kill – Maasai Mara 2022

Cheetah and her three cubs on a kill – Maasai Mara 2022

Cheetah and her three cubs on a kill. This Cheetah had taken down a Thompson’s Gazelle and dragged into the shade of an Acacia bush. She had three hungry mouths to feed. So her three very young cubs could feed, she had opened up the rump of the gazelle. The youngsters...

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Cheetah family – Maasai Mara 2022

Cheetah family – Maasai Mara 2022

Cheetah family. In the early morning light of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, we found this cheetah family sitting on a termite mound. This cheetah has three cubs but only two were visible to us. The mother was clearly in hunting mode as she constantly scanned around. There were...

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Cheetah cubs at play – Tanzania, 2019

Cheetah cubs at play – Tanzania, 2019

Cheetah cubs at play. These cheetah cubs were rather sleepy in the early morning chill. As the sun came up, they warmed up and began by tormenting thier mother. When she had had enough they amused themselves. Eventually, they rejoined their mother and wandered off....

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Cheetah and her cub on a kill – Tanzania, 2019

Cheetah and her cub on a kill – Tanzania, 2019

Cheetah and her cub on a kill. This is not an easy film to watch! We saw this Cheetah and her cub in the distance and realised that she had just caught a Thomson's Gazelle. She was panting heavily and it was evident that we had missed the take down by just a few...

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Cheetah and her three cubs – Tanzania, 2019

Cheetah and her three cubs – Tanzania, 2019

Cheetah and her three cubs. We found this Cheetah family early in the morning near Ndutu Safari Camp in Tanzania. It was still quite chilly and they we not very active. As the sun came up, the light became superb and the Cheetah family put on a wonderful display for...

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Cheetah family – Maasai Mara 2019

Cheetah family – Maasai Mara 2019

Cheetah family. We came across this cheetah family as they moved onto a termite mound to take advantage of the early morning sunshine. The light made for superb videography. The cubs can be recognized by the mane-like feature on the back of their necks. This starts to...

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Cheetah coalition – Maasai Mara 2019

Cheetah coalition – Maasai Mara 2019

This coalition of five cheetahs is unique. It comprises two pairs of brothers and another single male. We followed then for five hours. They are a formidable hunting force and we were to watch them hunt at the end of of our time with them (see my film :...

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Successful Cheetah hunt – Maasai Mara 2019

Successful Cheetah hunt – Maasai Mara 2019

Successful Cheetah hunt! This coalition of five cheetahs is a unique feature of the Maasai Mara. Together they make an extremely powerful hunting machine. For five hours we had watched the famous five wandering across the savannah, resting in the shade of trees and...

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