Krishnakant Mathuria

Camera: D5

Lens: 400mm

Aperture: F2.8

Shutter speed: 1/4000

ISO: 500

Description: Cheetah Chases a male Gazelle leaving behind a small storm dust

Story from behind the lens: I had waited patiently for hours for this Cheetah to make its move, it was interesting to observe that it ensured other more powerful predators like hyenas are not around to steal its catch, once assured it tried to reach as close as possible stealthily towards target and launching a blitzkrieg taking the prey by complete surprise, also it was interesting to know that target was a male gazelle as I came to know from my guide that male gazelle gives up faster and have less will power compared to females, the chases which I had only previously seen on Television as a kid and it was surreal to witness in real life, also learning the various behaviours and trait which makes it one the most successful when it comes to hunts with more than 50% success it’s one of the highest among the cat family.