Wildlife photographer Majed Sultan Alifrom Kuwait has run into an extraordinary scene while on safari in the Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya.
It is not every day that a human can see a female cheetah with no fewer than six cubs. Fortunately, he was ready and took the fascinating images you will see below.
The cubs were two weeks old and were already learning from their mother the hunting skills they would need to survive on the African plains.
The photographer says that even at this tender age, the little ones were already skilled predators. He said:
As it is the first time I have seen a cheetah with her cubs, I really feel like this is my first safari, I couldn’t stop taking photos of every action of these cubs.
I really liked the photo where one of the cubs jumps over one of the others. The first time I saw them they were shy but the longer I spent with them, they started coming closer to us.
The cubs are only about two weeks old. Unfortunately, one of the cubs died but I was not told the reason behind its death other than it may have been killed by a lion or hyena.
If you want to freeze a frame or you want to make a motion effect like panning, you should always be ready for any action and take several shots so that you will not skip any frame.
Understanding the behavior of the animal also helps you to expect what the animal may do by reading its body language.
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