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I took this photo of a baby cheetah on a WorldPix Safari to The Serengeti last year. I love the expression on this little guys face! ...
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I took this photo of a baby cheetah on a WorldPix Safari to The Serengeti last year. I love the expression on this little guys face!
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marniebee
 
marniebee April 22, 2018
This is brilliant! Looks like a very happy cheetah :)
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WorldPix June 12, 2018
so happy! lol. I totally agree. thank you, Marnie.
marilynyoungdoherty
 
marilynyoungdoherty June 09, 2018
Neat capture
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WorldPix June 12, 2018
Thanks Marilyn!
UPbyVeronica
 
UPbyVeronica March 12, 2019
Awww it looks like it's laughing!!! Great shot!
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RickL March 14, 2019
Exceptional action
garysissons PRO+
 
garysissons August 24, 2019
Is this a “Roar” file? ????
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RickL December 24, 2020
Exceptional action photography
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a WorldPix Safari to the Serengeti last year. We came upon a large family of Cheetahs including 4 or 5 babies. This little guy put on a show for us for several minutes as we took pictures and enjoyed the moment.
Time
This was taken first thing in the morning on our early morning game drive.
Lighting
Side lighting is best for most subjects and this picture was no exception. The sun had just come up and we had a fair amount of cloud cover creating a big soft box effect on the subject.
Equipment
Canon 1DX Mark II with a 200-400mm zoom with built in 1.4X extender. Great setup for Safari. I usually shoot on a beanbag when in the vehicle.
Inspiration
Africa! Every day in the Serengeti is different and this day was one of the best. From Lions to Leopards to Cheetahs we were up to our eyeballs in cats.
Editing
I spent about 30 minutes stitching the tail back on as I clipped it in the original photo! Lol. I think it's barely noticeable...what do you think?
In my camera bag
See above
Feedback
If you've never been on safari...go! One of my favorite things to do.

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