Aarti Shah

Camera: Canon EOS 80D

Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3

Aperture: f/6.3

Shutter speed: 1/1250s

ISO: 1600

Description: The expression of the male cheetah says it all.

Story from behind the lens: We had seen the Nne Bora take down a pregnant wildebeest after making an attempt with a baby buffalo who was quickly protected by his mother.

As the four had their share of the meal, one of them looked up to keep an eye out for other predators and scavengers. His expressions ranged from watchful, content, blissful, and back to being alert. His blissful look was definitely the most interesting of them all.

It is sad that from the original 5 Tano bora males, only 3 are left after 2 of them (Olpadan and Olarishani) passed away in the span of three weeks. The coalition was one of the highlights of the Mara and both of them will be missed.