Washington Wachira

Camera: NIKON Z6II

Lens: NIKKOR Z 70-200MM F2.8 VR S

Aperture: F3.2

Shutter speed: 1/3200 SEC.

ISO: 6400

Description: One of the two Cheetah partners from the famous Tano Bora coalition, now reduced to two, tried to take on a Topi.

Story from behind the lens: It was a rainy afternoon, when we decided to take a short game drive from Fig Tree Camp. The idea was to scout the plains for any exciting sightings before returning to camp for the night. We came across a herd of Topi feeding near a smaller group of Grant's Gazelles. Behind them lay one Cheetah male that seemed keen to watch the herd. We decided to wait some few minutes and see if the Cheetah would try a hunt. Little did we know, we had arrived just before the actual hunt would begin. It was a great set, with our vehicle positioned close to where the chase began. The Topi took off heading due East and I tracked the entire chase taking a series of photos. The Topi made it alive; as the other Cheetah partner who later appeared from behind some grasses, did not really help much on this hunt. The one courageous Cheetah did not succeed in bringing down the Topi.