Jim & Cindy Griggs | Day One - Serengeti National Park!

Day One - Serengeti National Park!

April 11, 2013  •  2 Comments

WOW!  What a start to our days in Serengeti National Park.  We entered the park at the Ndutu station and proceeded out to watch the wildebeest in the thousands moving in long lines across the prairie!  Just as we got into place for some photography, one of our guides yelled out "DUMA!"  We stopped and looked in his direction.  There was a female cheetah with two cubs, maybe three months old at best.  She seemed to be stalking the line of wildebeest.  Couldn't be.  A wildebeest is just to large for a cheetah to take down on her own.  

As we watched she suddenly took off at lightning speed.  A cheetah charge is almost impossible to believe.  It happens fast and if you are not ready for it, you will miss it.  With blinding speed and precision of a fighter plane she singled out a small calf and hit it at full tilt, knocking it to the ground  and grabbing it by the throat.

More images and stories to follow as soon as I get on a high speed internet connection!


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Julie Clements(non-registered)
Wow! Cheetahs are truly amazing animals. Can't wait to see more of your trip. I've been waiting with baited breath to see how things have been shaping up. =)
Connie Parker(non-registered)
WOW! You praise the cheetah's speed, but what about your's in the capture of these incredible images?! Just fabulous!
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