Ann Aveyard

Camera: Canon R5

Lens: canon rf 100-500 F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Aperture: f7.1

Shutter speed: 1/2000

ISO: 500

Description: Cheetah attempts to bring down a topi.

Story from behind the lens: We had spent some time with the two male cheetahs known as the Mbili Bora. We watched as they slowly made their way closer to a small group of topi, who were grazing, completely unaware of the cheetahs’ presence. Suddenly the cheetahs made their move, accelerating at great speed towards the topi. This is the moment one of the boys catches the topi. Watching the scene unfold in front of us was certainly an exciting, heart stopping moment. The grace and speed of the chase was incredible. Unfortunately on this occasion they did not succeed in bringing the topi down.