Olli Teirilä

Camera: Canon 1DX mk 2

Lens: Canon 100-400 IS 2

Aperture: f/6.3

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 100

Description: A female cheetah photographed on a mound in the early morning light

Story from behind the lens: On one of our morning drives we came across this beautiful female cheetah. She was resting, yet alert, on a mound with the early morning sun gently laying its rays of light on her. She kept looking around her, like cheetahs always do, wary of any other predators that might be heading her way. While looking to her left, she cut a beautiful side figure, just enough to show the true elegance of this speeding bullet of the Maasai Mara.