This lovely spotted beauty was sitting under a bush very close to the roadside in Maasai mara during a past visit.
Female Cheetah are normally solitary and roam within the same area as its mother. After the age of about 2 is when they become independent and go off looking for a mate to start a family.
Model Canon EOS 50D
Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/250
Taken At Tue, Dec 30, 2008 6:44 AM