Species: Cheetah | Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
I was on safari in the Maasai Mara. Our guide heard that there was a Cheetah with five cubs in the area. We went to that area of the park and found them. The mother had selected a raised mound with some bushes for her resting place. She had five very active cubs that were playing in the bushes, wrestling, running up and down the mound, etc. Each cub seemed to take turns climbing on mom and chewing on her ears. This is a picture of the third one who did it. The mother just sat there patiently and allowed them to chew.
About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments.
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