A Proud Male Cheetah
Probably over a thousand images of this young male,
his sister, and mother hanging out in this area of
the Northern Serengeti.
On three different occasions, our guide Nickson found this
family, and sets us up in the optimal position for light, angle
and environment. These three factors are what make
Africa a photographers dream!
All three of us in the six person safari truck had a
full line up of cameras and the lenses needed to
complete the task, and we all came home with mit-fulls
of editing waiting for us!
I found the 200-400 the most used lens in my kit. Using
it for at least 90% of the photography while mounted
on the D300. This male cheetah was about 45 yards from
our vehicle, and we were easily able to capture images
with less than 400 mm @ a 1.5 crop factor on the
sensor. The challenge here was the setting sun... and it
I hope to edit a couple more from these two scenes soon!
(please click on the images for a larger view!)