February’s wildlife photographer of the month – Kunal D Shah
- by 9 February 2023
This month’s wildlife photographer of the month is Kenya-based Kunal D Shah. Kunal’s beautiful cheetah photos caught our eye on Instagram, and we just had to get in touch to ask him to do a takeover. We hope you enjoy his beautiful photography, and the fantastic stories he has to go along with them!
Lunch: Kweli’s cub with its own kill. Once again – we were following the cheetah family all afternoon. That day, mama Kweli had attempted to make a kill but missed. Exhausted and hot from the chase, she and the whole family rested under the shade of a bush until another opportunity came their way. After some time, mama Kweli decided to walk towards the plains closer to the river as smaller animals can always be found there. The cubs soon spotted a gazelle with its baby. The mama gazelle in a panic sprinted and didn’t realize that her baby had lost her. The cheetah cubs ran after the baby gazelle and didn’t initially kill it. Rather they ran casually behind it for some time while the baby gazelle was still calling out for its mama. At one point, one cheetah cub had caught the baby gazelle at sat with it between its front paws on the ground. We were all wondering whether the cub would let it go – but no. As soon as the baby gazelle got up to leave – the cheetah cub quickly grabbed it and ended its short-lived life. A small snack for all 4 cheetahs.
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