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The Mara Six



A rare sight
This is the Mara six they are the offspring of the cheetah mother known as Malikia, in the Maasai Mara main reserve
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A rare sight
This is the Mara six they are the offspring of the cheetah mother known as Malikia, in the Maasai Mara main reserve
(Please note this is a low res Version of the image)
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SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates July 10, 2015
Gorgeous capture!
Atomck1
 
Atomck1 August 04, 2015
Nice work! A litter of 6, very rare indeed, mom is going to be quite busy!
smoothcut
smoothcut January 11, 2016
Indeed! So nice to get them to all sit still at the same time
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz August 06, 2015
AMAZING!!! I love this! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist........and, good luck.:)
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade August 18, 2015
An exceptional shot that is so captivating!!
Well done and congrats....Brian
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 29, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.
ElenaRK
 
ElenaRK September 27, 2015
Absolutely wonderful capture. Excellent composition. I love those cute little faces. Well Done!!!
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 October 02, 2015
Only one word fits this...WOW! I went to the Masai Mara in the late 70's...saw beautiful wildlife but this is one of the best ever! Congrats!
nigsiB
 
nigsiB October 03, 2015
Wonderful!
CreativeArtView
 
CreativeArtView October 21, 2015
lovely catch !
marnie333
 
marnie333 November 07, 2015
so engaging! Congrats!
nicken PRO
 
nicken November 25, 2015
Congrats - I have named you the winner in my "Favourite Photo Of All Time" Challenge. I adore this image. You would not believe these gorgeous little guys are wild animals. How cooperative do they look. Beautiful shot. Well done.
AndyHowePhotography PRO+
AndyHowePhotography January 03, 2016
Thank you
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith November 25, 2015
Great capture!! Congratulations on your well deserved win!
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz November 25, 2015
Congratulations on another award for this spectacular image.:)
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AndyHowePhotography January 06, 2016
Thank you
mariannetroch
 
mariannetroch December 30, 2015
Magnificent!!!!!!!
Wizzard PRO+
 
Wizzard December 31, 2015
Congrats! What an awesome shot!
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AndyHowePhotography January 06, 2016
Thank you
LucBaekelandt PRO+
 
LucBaekelandt January 06, 2016
Fantastic shot!!!
mikewall
 
mikewall January 07, 2016
Nice one Andy, congrats!
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AndyHowePhotography January 09, 2016
Thank you
Dave_B PRO+
 
Dave_B January 24, 2016
Love this photo, very well done thank you for sharing.
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography February 11, 2016
Oh! My! Goodness!! Cuteness overload.....I want one!!!!!!! ROFL!!! :-) Amazing capture! My favorite!! :-) Congrats again!!
shema PRO
 
shema March 15, 2016
adorable! great shot
gusgil11 PRO
 
gusgil11 June 30, 2016
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gusgil11 PRO
 
gusgil11 June 30, 2016
Beautiful shot!
subrata
 
subrata July 02, 2016
W0nderful
michaelsmith_6314 PRO+
 
michaelsmith_6314 September 08, 2016
Incredible Image! Great shot!
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose September 16, 2016
A nice capture and so adorable too !
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AndyHowePhotography October 06, 2016
Thank you
cyrillinegoodman
 
cyrillinegoodman November 05, 2016
GREAT CAPTURE! CONGRATS.
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AndyHowePhotography November 23, 2016
Thank you
gazlomas
 
gazlomas November 09, 2016
Beautiful capture of such beautiful creatures. Well done.
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AndyHowePhotography November 23, 2016
Thank you
YvonneJeaK PRO
 
YvonneJeaK November 10, 2016
Wonderful. Congratulations
AndyHowePhotography PRO+
AndyHowePhotography November 23, 2016
Thank you
timefstopped
 
timefstopped November 12, 2016
Oh how I envy you not only this photo but the opportunity!
AndyHowePhotography PRO+
AndyHowePhotography November 23, 2016
Ita was a very special moment, in fact it was a very special hour or so, i was fortunate to be able to spend a little more time with them than the norm
Takethepicture
 
Takethepicture January 26, 2017
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Takethepicture
 
Takethepicture January 26, 2017
great shot of Maliaika cubs , its sad to think only 2 survived from these 6 cubs :(
FredericMONIN PRO+
 
FredericMONIN February 21, 2017
Great capture !!! Bravo
Pclaesen
 
Pclaesen March 08, 2017
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh so cute!!! cheeta's are my favorite cats! very lovely photo!
AndyHowePhotography PRO+
AndyHowePhotography April 29, 2017
Thank you
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson April 30, 2017
Wonderful capture, Andy
Vinnie01
 
Vinnie01 May 10, 2017
Oooooh. My heart is melting. Such a good picture! Familyyyy! :D
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AndyHowePhotography May 10, 2017
Thank you
Tristesse
 
Tristesse October 24, 2017
Such a special shot!
johnbartley
 
johnbartley October 28, 2017
Such a great capture with all cubs with different focal interests!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson November 10, 2017
Fabulous shot..Beautiful.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock February 10, 2018
What an amazing sight to come upon!!!
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst March 16, 2018
Very good
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 March 26, 2018
Just too cute!! Awesome capture....
JB11
 
JB11 April 11, 2018
Great
JB11
 
JB11 April 11, 2018
Great
Paul39 Premium
 
Paul39 May 12, 2018
Beautiful photography. Beautiful work.
jitinbhatt
 
jitinbhatt May 30
Cute

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the Maasai Mara, in the look out area of the main reserve
Time
We traveled for about two hours to find the mother and her six cubs this was taken at around 7 am 30/8/2014
Lighting
Light was quite flat on the morning we found them, taking into account i was in a vehicle with other people, i shot this with as high shutter speed as i could get without to much noise being created,
Equipment
Canon EOS 1DMKIV MKII 600mmm lens@ 1/1000 @ f4 @ 1600 ISO
Inspiration
A very rare sight six cubs in a row and twelve eyes visible
Editing
Yes i did not much, just enough to lift the image, when shooting in raw there's always a little processing to do. Please note that the version here is a low res version, for obvious reasons
In my camera bag
2 x Canon1 DXMKII Canon 1D MKIV(Infra-red convertion): Canon 7D MKII: Canon 200-400 zoom with 1.4 extender: Canon 600mm MKII: Canon 70-200mm f2.8 canon 400mm f2.8: Canon 16-35 f2.8: Canon 24-104 f4: Canon 1.4 MKIII extender. Bean bag: gitzo tripod & monopod : unique ball ; various lee filters
Feedback
Get out and be patient, it doesn't happen all at once you have to work for it! learn from others along the way Good luck

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