Hema Palan

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Tamron 150 600

Aperture: 8

Shutter speed: 1/320

ISO: 400

Description: Meet Risasi who is a first time mother with her 4 month old cubs.

Story from behind the lens: While on a safari one day we came across this beautiful cheetah family . When I first saw them the cubs were play fighting and it was amazing to see them run around making savanna their play ground. I however waited patiently for approximately 3 hours for this family to come together as some or the other time one or two cubs were either sleeping / playing / running around. There was a moment when Risasi was nursing all 4 cubs and being the amazing mother she is she was also keeping a watch for predators around . That’s when I got an opportunity to capture this beautiful moment of the entire cheetah family together