Cheetah closeup

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. My friends, the Haraga family from California, got some great shots when this cub hopped onto the spare tire on the back of their vehicle, climbed onto the open roof, and stared directly into their eyes.

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya


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