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"The Matriarch" - Cheetah with 5 cubs in the Masai Mara

A rare photo opporunity in many ways...mama Cheetah on the look out for nearby lions...5 surviving cubs at about 4 weeks of age...wonderful light due to high clouds...smooth background...likly a once in a lifetime photo for me...the odds of seeing this again are 1 in a million. Photo taken in thee Masai Mara, Kenya Africa.


This photo captured with:


- Canon 1DX

- Canon 800mm lens

- f/11 800s ISO 1250

- A hell of a lot of luck!


Thanks everyone for your Flickr-ship!

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Taken on August 10, 2012