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Congratulations to hobbes382 for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 12 votes - View Previous Winners


Last fall while in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, I bumped into a cheetah family on my way to camp. Suffice it to say that we didn't make it to camp until after dark. And that chance sighting turned into an amazing four days shadowing them.

This was actually in one of the conservancy areas, and so over the four days we were mostly alone with them. It was an amazing opportunity to observe them interact, hunt, relax, huddle from the cold and rain, play together, chase off annoying jackals, and get chased by lions and baboons. We lost them several times for several hours and each time thought our encounter was over, but my guide always managed to pick them up again. It finally ended with a successful hunt and kill on the fourth day. Utterly amazing and absolutely beautiful!

All shot with a Canon 7D and 300 f/2.8 L IS mk1 and 70-200 f/4 L IS.

Cheers,
Hobbes


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Apr 03, 2016 at 08:42 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Wow doesn't do justice to both the experience and the photo documentation of not just a sighting but a time in the life. I suspect wildlife photographers/filmmakers have spent weeks and months and not gotten the quality you have demonstrated.
Very special images that make me quite jealous....but having these cats all to yourself makes this even better...
No question, you've got my vote!
Eric



Apr 03, 2016 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


What a superb set! It sounds like an utterly amazing experience. Thank you for sharing!


Apr 03, 2016 at 09:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


I could look at these for an hour and not get enough. Outstanding photographs of an interesting subject. Well done!


Apr 03, 2016 at 09:25 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Excellent, a delight to view

Morris



Apr 03, 2016 at 09:58 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Spectacular, stunning, sweet and oh so special

Wow and thank you for sharing
BB



Apr 03, 2016 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


An Cheetah odyssey. Terrific series!



Apr 03, 2016 at 11:32 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


very nice indeed


Apr 03, 2016 at 11:57 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Spectacular set! What a truly amazing experience!

Margaret



Apr 04, 2016 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Absolutely stunning!! I could look at each of these images a dozen times and still find something else within them to see. Amazing indeed.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


What an amazing opportunity... While I have photographed cheetahs and have seen many good cheetah photos, I don't think I've ever seen a documentary series like this. You are very fortunate to have had the opportunity and a guide willing to work this with you.

super work!



Apr 04, 2016 at 12:11 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Highly delightful set! What an amazing opportunity, and you took good advantage of it.


Apr 04, 2016 at 12:22 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Hi Hobbes...

These are a treasure. Wonderful encounters photographed by an even more wonderful photographer.

Thanks
Tom



Apr 04, 2016 at 12:25 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


My favourite cat.....because it's got features of a dog. These are incredible. That would have made my day, week, trip, year...... So much good stuff here, but that first shot needs to grace your wall for sure. Super job.
Don



Apr 04, 2016 at 03:34 AM
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These are absolutely stunning ! What a marvelous set , such a joy to view.

Birdie



Apr 04, 2016 at 03:40 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Amazing photos, they tell the story of what must have been an amazing four days. I especially love the shots that show them in the landscape. Great work!

Heron



Apr 04, 2016 at 03:49 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Hobbes, these are just magnificent. What a gift you have given us.

Sue



Apr 04, 2016 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


OMG, I'm just marveling at these wonderful images, but am just plain jealous of the experience you must have had taking them. Thanks so much for sharing.


Apr 04, 2016 at 04:28 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Beautiful series and goes to shows that those who said the 7D was not a capable camera for wildlife did not know what the hell they were talking about.

Tony



Apr 04, 2016 at 04:53 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Four days with a cheetah family (added more to page 3)


Beyond spectacular work!

John Caldwell



Apr 04, 2016 at 05:47 AM
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