Pareet Shah

Camera: Sony A9ii

Lens: Sony 70-200 f2.8 GM

Aperture: f2.8

Shutter speed: 1/2500

ISO: 1000

Description: The Tatu Bora crossing Talek River one morning

Story from behind the lens: We were the last car to this sighting one morning, and whilst everyone was taking these frames head on to the cheetahs, my Guide and I decided to take this frame from a slightly different angle so that the light could accentuate the coat of the cheetah, and light up the spray from the tail. It was an intense couple of minutes as the cheetahs hate water and are scared of crossing rivers incase of any crocodiles. Luckily they all made it across safely but not before some scary moments! I like this frame in particular as it shows the agility of the cheetah and the expression on their faces at the same time.