2019 / Nature / Wildlife

An Astonishing Chase

  • Photographer
    Thomas Vijayan

In one of my recent Masai Mara trip I was just concentrating only on cheetah hunts. So me and my guide we spoted a cheetah and spend the whole day watching it closly. This happened for many days and on the second last day of my trip this cheetah targeted a small gazelle. Luckily the cheetah started running towards the gazelle exactly the way i wanted and I was able to capture it running in between the black grass with a dust forming behind its legs creating a magical frame. But the end was more astonishing. The cheetah started playing with the gazelle fawn like its own cub and then let it go.

My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God’s Own Country, was brought up in Bangalore and later moved to Canada, where I am now settled with my family. I have travelled all round the world for photography which is my passion but not my profession. The big cats have always been my favorite. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience and the more I click I feel I have learned something new from it, and I give more importance to quality pictures than quantity. I love nature and I can