Tag: Cheetah

  • Cheetah vs. Hyena

    Cheetah vs. Hyena

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    Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) tend to be solo hunters unless they are paired with siblings or are¬†teaching their offspring. They are the fastest land animal capable of accelerating to 40mph (64km/h) in three seconds! However they can only maintain this speed over distances of 460 m (1,500 ft). With a low body weight and relatively low…

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  • Cheetah Revisited – Malika

    Cheetah Revisited – Malika

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    40mm 1/500 f7.1 iso 640 – One of the cubs kisses my lens 121mm 1/1250 f7.1 iso 250 – At one point we had 4 cheetahs on the vehicle I’ve been lucky to meet Malika on every photo safari. Last year we had a unique encounter with her so I was looking forward to seeing…

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  • Mara Six – Cheetah Family

    Mara Six – Cheetah Family

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    After a gestation period of around three months a cheetah can give birth to up to nine cubs. Unfortunately it’s common for 70% of her litter to be killed by hyenas and other predators. When I see cheetah cubs on safari I see an average of three, occasionally four cubs. Last month while leading a…

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  • Cheetah Encounter

    Cheetah Encounter

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    Cheetahs are relatively calm compared to the other big cats. The cubs tend to be a little more adventurous and of course playful and very curious. It’s not uncommon to have one jump onto a vehicle and sit on the roof, the extra height gives them a clear view of the surrounding area and any…

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