Sean Owens

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8

Aperture: 2.8

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 72

Description: Cheetah bringing down an Impala

Story from behind the lens: I had just gotten off of the Safari plane, met my guide Jonathan Kamanka (who soon became like family to me), and had stowed my gear when Jonathan said we have to hurry as he heard that a Cheetah might be hunting not far from the airfield. Shortly thereafter, this majestic Cheetah broke from cover and brought down this Impala. The sight was breathtaking and after taking a series of images I then realized that I had been holding my breath the entire time.