Heidi Pay

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: 200mm

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 400

Description: A good Cheetah mother will be a protector, provider and playmate.

Story from behind the lens: This Cheetah had recently lost her other cub and was very wary and protective with her last remaining cub. She kept it close as she hunted, even taking it up a tree to view the plains for hunting opportunities. She still had time to play with her cheeky cub who was missing its sibling.