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

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    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!

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    Thanks everyone for your Flickr-ship!

    Ivan ., SF knitter, andrew.s87, and 463 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. AIR BUS 9 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future……Alex……..

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    2. tracyholcombdesigns 9 months ago | reply

      Aside from the phenomenal photograph it is so endearing and sweet. What a moment worth waiting for!!!! Glad you were there for me to see.

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future......Tracy (Moderator)

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    3. Philip Kuntz 8 months ago | reply

      A Masterpiece!

      This is an extraordinary photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at "PEG.”
      Your work is outstanding and I congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future...........
      Best Regards, Phil (Admin)

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    4. Christina Port 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution,
      we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future......Christina (M)

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    5. StevieC-Photography 8 months ago | reply

      What a dream shot, wow Stephen.

    6. skagitrenee 8 months ago | reply

      Your exceptional photo deserves to be
      seen among the most beautiful photos
      here at PEG Thank you for making our
      Gallery richer with your contribution.
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    7. BarbAnna1 8 months ago | reply

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    8. sundog02 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future......Larry (Moderator)

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    9. Jamie Felton Photo 8 months ago | reply

      Beyond wonderful!

      This is an OUTSTANDING MAMMAL photograph !!!
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      Outstanding Mammal Photography

    10. wardyian 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future......Ian (Moderator)

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    11. Dan W Conway 7 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Capture

    12. Ania.Photography - travelling 7 months ago | reply

      This is such gorgeous & precious moment Stephen,a wonderful shot of the mother and her kittens :) and what a light...
      Definitely best family portrait I have seen in a while! All of your wildlife images are very inspirational.Best wishes!

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    15. Howard Brodsky 2 months ago | reply

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    16. MyKeyC 5 weeks ago | reply

      Fantastic image. Congrats!

      This is an OUTSTANDING MAMMAL photograph !!!
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    17. anjoudiscus 3 weeks ago | reply

      Superbe photo !
      R-A

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