Nick Dale

Camera: Sony a1

Lens: 600mm

Aperture: f/8

Shutter speed: 1/1600

ISO: 5000

Description: A female cheetah races through standing water in the African savannah. Her feet are gathered under her, and she leaves a splash of water in her wake.

Story from behind the lens: I went to Kicheche for the cheetah hunts, and this is the second one I saw during the two weeks of my stay in January 2024. It had rained every day up to that point, so this female cheetah had to cope with soggy ground and standing water. As a result, she didn't manage to catch her prey...!