Taken August 2018, 800mm Canon 5D mk IV
I had never seen a cheetah cub before, despite a significant amount of time roaming around the Serengeti. We were in an area famous for cheetahs in the southern Serengeti. It was our last day in the area and we were determined to find a cheetah before we had to move on. The sun was setting when we saw a blip along the horizon. We watched for a moment through binoculars, hoping for movement so that we'd know if wasn't another termite mound, when another small dot popped up. That is when we knew we had found a mother with cubs, five to be exact. Cheetahs are amazing mothers, raising their young entirely on their own. They can have large litters, like this one, but the survival rate is so low that they are unlikely to all survive. Seeing five all together was a special experience.