Lens: EF 400mm f/2.8 IS III
Description: Female cheetah Risasi and her four cubs bond atop a termite mound in the Mara Triangle
Story from behind the lens: A beautiful scene played out before us as female cheetah Risasi and her four cubs played, groomed and bonded atop a termite mound in the Mara Triangle. It was an immense privilege to spend time with this new mother as she begins to raise her brood in an area with a very high number of other predators. We patiently waited with them and filed out and back in to let other cars come and see such a rare scene. Our patience paid off as she moved her cubs to a particularly scenic perch and started grooming them one by one. I love this frame so much because of the one cub trying to get attention by placing it's body between mum and sibling.