Cheetah chillin’

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Erik Scalavino

On safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara this past February, we met up with a mother cheetah and her three adolescent cubs, all of whom found our two safari vehicles most fascinating. For an hour and a half, the kids chased each other around, under, on, and a few times inside our Land Cruisers! Mom, meanwhile, lounged casually in the shade we provided. Our guide had heard of cheetahs approaching and jumping on vehicles before, but had never experienced it until we arrived. When one of the cubs hopped onto our hood, our dirver’s joy was evident as he snapped his own picture with his phone’s camera.

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya


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