Cheetah with it´s baby crossing the street.
At the moment I saw in Tanzania I couldn´t belive it because I have never seen a scene like that.
Actually we wanted to leave the serengeti np but on our way to the lake manyara we saw this cheetah having it´s meal.
Sometimes it mad strange noises but I didn´t get why it´s doing that.Our guide then told us that it´s maybe crying for it´s baby,what´s hidden anywhere during the hunt.And so was it after 20 minutes I think it left its place and looked for its 3 weeks old baby.(It also crossed the stree behind our car very close without baby.(I will upload the picture soon)
Hope you like it
best regards Toba
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Elanor (270) 2008-04-03 8:30
Awww, that's absolutely adorable!! Very beautiful and really nice composition!
sevy (15325) 2008-04-03 8:33
You were lucky to catch such show. I would have like to have been there also.
Very interesting photo,
Philippe (11836) 2008-04-03 8:51
Hi, tobias. This is not en everyday picture. Seeing a cheetah is something rare and seeig it with its cub must be something exceptional. Here you could catch both of them and I like the to see the small one running after his mother. You chose a good angle which creates some kind of diagonal in the picture. The colours are good and the moment to shhot was well chosen.
denisn72 (8300) 2008-04-03 9:13
Nice scene showing the baby following its mom. I like the point of view showing a half with green herbs and the other half the brown road. Well done!
smarcell (19963) 2008-04-03 9:16
The baby is really small. Seeing wildlife so up-close must be a very exciting experience.
tedesse (25045) 2008-04-03 9:31
Fantastic scene.Nice colors and clarity.
Very well done.
pablominto (53744) 2008-04-03 10:15
This is a great situation!
The little one following trustfully in mama's footsteps across the road is a touching moment...
Beautiful animals are well captured, a fine documentary and well composed presentation!
jurek1951 (40949) 2008-04-03 10:31
Extraordinary moment captured by his lens.
Congratulations for the excellent work
cepekdong (3676) 2008-04-03 11:30
cool du warst auf safari ! das wuerde mich auch einmal interessieren, aber nach afrika komme ich nicht so schnell !
Waylim (25080) 2008-04-03 13:10
Wow, I love it. I saw a few cheetahs when I was there but not a baby. This is a great moment you captured. Wonderful, technically, the image is not as sharp as it can be, but not bad. You probably have to crop some to get it to this size. I can imagine if you have all the right equipments and fancy cameras, what a great photographer you will be. Keep up the good work my friend. Most importantly, you have fun with it and thanks for sharing with us.
papagolf21 (83264) 2008-04-04 1:00
Félicitations pour la réactivité de cette très bonne prise de vue. Il fallait faire vite, cadrer, appuyer sur le déclencheur et espérer que la photo soit bonne. Pas de problème, la photo est très bonne !
Image assez rare !
Very well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-04-04 2:20
So nice to get it from the nature rather than in a zoo, nice wilderness image and it seems the baby is hesitating to follow its mother !
Have a nice week end JY
feather (51130) 2008-04-04 8:33
You were so lucky to see this. Cheetahs are my favourite big cat and we only saw one with her babies from a long way off. Here is my husband's shot. Unfortunately I didn't gave a long enough lens on at the time. She had 4 cubs which is unusual. On that photo they were out of sight, but we watched through binoculars for ages until the cheetah looked worried so we left.
If this is the full frame you had then I can see it was the best you could do compositionally, as of course you wanted to include the cub. If you have cropped from a bigger image then it would have been better to have left more space in front of the mother "for her to walk into". Neverthless you have a wonderful record of a wonderful moment.
snunney (79823) 2008-04-05 0:40
A nice capture of this mother and baby. A good point of view that adds dynamism to the composition. Well spotted and executed.
trekks (14348) 2008-04-05 9:42
Good capture of this spotted cheetah and cub, nicely composed. Nice work.
pboehringer (770) 2008-04-09 7:44
what a nice moment to capture this unique vision of tender mother love and guidance. Three weeks old, huh? What a particularly great luck to get to see it and photograph it. It seems to me that you got so excited that the image is slightly off focus. Where you using the high end of your zoom? But than the 1/500s would should still have been fast enough to focus that well.
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2008-04-09 9:22
Amazing take. Original lightness. Nice natural colors. Good capture.
Greetings from Poland!
mark_mk (266) 2008-04-10 11:10
schönen Moment den du da festgehalten hast, hat es das kleine also doch noch gefunden. Wie gesagt, der Moment ist perfekt, dass man so ein Bild mitbringt ist natürlich traumhaft, hattest ganz schön Glück mit diesen Tieren. Also was soll ich sagen, perfekter Moment, besser hätte es kaum sein können. Gratulation!
Angshu (54765) 2008-04-10 20:48
The moment of capture, so very important, is excellently done here. The timing is excellent. Love the cub bringing up the rear of the mother...I acknowledge not having seen many pics. of Cheetah cubs. A fine picture, including the use of the shallow DOF. Well done indeed!
JCG (35129) 2008-04-11 10:58
How I could forget this photograph !!! This small cheetah follows his mother of very near and however seems to hesitate to cross the road. A situation well photographed with a good timing. Certainly a strong moment for you. Thank you Tobias.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
MarcT (20964) 2008-04-14 4:34
That's a funny one! I like most of all the little cat and her attitude.
PS: Meine Eltern sprechen Deutsch. Wir kommen aus Eupen in Belgiën in der nähe von Aachen...
elihesamian (26149) 2008-04-14 5:07
It's like my baby :)
well seen Toba and very well freezed them.I love the style of those animals !
Details and sharpness are good and you worked it nice.I can imagine about their sounds and it gives me an energy and a power !
Thanks for posting it Toba,
coco (30437) 2008-04-15 0:06
Nice subject and photo.
The photo is itself a nice story with the cheetah and its "baby".
And also it is a good photo.
Well done and thanks for sharing.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-04-15 14:33
sensationelle Tierfotos hast Du da. Du glücklicher ! Bist echt nah dran. Tolle Tiere, diese Geparden.
Hellas (6751) 2008-04-22 12:30
my almost seven years old son just have seen this photo and he liked it very much! He watches documentaries with wildlife and at this moment, too. I asked for him to see your post and he wanted to see more especially with lions. You may understand his interesting! I have to say that this image is very good, using full zoom and 1/500 shutter speed, you managed to freeze the scene. The baby is so lovely, too.
Thank you very much for sharing.
- Copyright: Tobias Ortmann (Tobias__Ortmann) (2638)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, EFS 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-03 8:27