Camera: CANON 1DXIII
Lens: 400mm 2.8
Shutter speed: 1/1600
Description: Cheetah brothers Mbili & Milele on a topi kill just after sunrise
Story from behind the lens: Mbili & Milele are a prolific hunting coalition of cheetahs who roam between Olare Motorogi conservancy & Mara North. We came across them after going in search of Fig one morning. They had just hunted a Topi & were taking it turns to feed, with one of the brothers acting as lookout for other predators. As it was early morning & we were the only vehicle there, I took the opportunity to shoot the scene backlit & I like how a drop of blood is highlighted on the cheetah's chin. You know there's been a kill without focusing on the feeding itself.