PhotoStory: Cheetah coalition, Maasai Mara

The 5 Brothers are a group of male cheetahs known in the Sekenani area of the Maasai Mara. This was our second, and closest, encounter with the brothers. In this case we were so close that our cameras couldn’t take in the scene. The 5 cheetahs were resting just on the verge of the track, just meters from us.

We pack long, telephoto lenses for a photography safari but it’s always surprising how close you can get to some of the wildlife and we were all struggling to take in the full scene.

The boys posed for us for a few minutes before they decided they’d had enough and headed off into the long grass.

The 5 Brothers head for the horizon.

The 5 Brothers head for the horizon.