Vicki Jauron

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 400mm 2.8

Aperture: F6.3

Shutter speed: 1/1600

ISO: 560

Description: Cheetah mother Nashipae poses on a mound with four little cubs against green background.

Story from behind the lens: This was our second morning with Nashipae and her four little cubs. We waited a long time for her to emerge through the grass and finally walk to this beautiful background. It's always about patience isn't it. I hope these four little ones all survive, recognizing that's against the odds, but hope is strong.