Cheetah on the Hunt

Guest, Ken Bouley, captured a lovely sequence of a cheetah hunt during his safari in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that really showcases the magic of the Great Migration calving season. TWS guide, George Mbwambo, masterfully positioned the vehicle for best photography and Ken did not waste the moment, capturing the seconds when a male cheetah locks in on a warthog piglet, but was no match for mama! We love these intense predator-prey interactions because both animals display their full athleticism and evolutionary might.
The Tanzania calving season runs from December through March between the Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is arguably one of the best locations in the world to observe cheetahs hunting. These diurnal masters of speed are sights to behold at full sprint, yet they are only successful about 50% of the time. Low on the predator hierarchy, they often have their well-earned meals stolen from larger predators and as such every day holds a new drama. Join us for next year’s calving season on our group departure, Epic Big Cats & the Calving Season.

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