When spending a significant amount of time photographing the same individuals, it is impossible not to feel a sense of attachment. Watching this mother and her young cub grow together, following their highs and lows over the course of a one month period was both gripping and moving. The low days ranged from being caught in the middle of a wildebeest stampede, to running from lions and fending off lone hyenas. However those tough days were soon outweighed when on a string of consecutive afternoons Kweli hunted successfully and both mother and cub were given a chance to rest and bond peacefully away from the larger herds and other predators. A real rollercoaster of emotion and it certainly makes you wonder how young cheetahs do make their way to adulthood. On this particular morning we found Kweli and cub moving just after sunrise, they came to rest on this mound before being pushed away by a troop of baboons. This is the same cub that appears in the piece ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ 8 weeks on.
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