A bunch of big, fat cheetahs

Okay, maybe that’s a bit mean, but the predators of the Maasai Mara were fat, at least compared to the lean, lean cheetah I saw in Tsavo earlier this year. We were lucky enough to watch this group of five/four? rather chubby cheetahs choke and devour a wildebeest in the Maasai Mara on the recent field course I taught in Kenya.

I also learned that there’s such a thing as TOO MANY cheetah photos, which I didn’t know was possible. But I took approximately a million of this gory scene. (WARNING: Nature red in tooth and claw ahead!)

Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
One of them had a GPS collar…maybe how our guides found them?
Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
Me, when I get into a box of strawberries. Also, do you see how fat they are?
Cheetahs in the Maasai Mara
😛

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3 thoughts on “A bunch of big, fat cheetahs

  1. Pingback: Fat Jackals in the Maasai Mara | standingoutinmyfield

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