After finishing a kill, this mother cheetah spent 5 minutes with her cubs licking each others faces to clean up. We can see they missed a few spots, but the added colour adds a story full dimension.
The dark lines under the cheetahs eyes help with vision while looking into the sun, an adaptation gifted by nature. Giving the animal some added advantage besides its complimentary 70 mph running speed.
With her ears down half way and turned, it seems the cheetah is monitoring sounds from all directions, as at this point she was missing one of her cubs.
Superb real nature in Africa.
Raymond Barlow Photo Tours to Tanzania Wildlife and Nature
Nikon D850 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/500s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso640