Three adorable cheetah cubs were spotted in the wild taking their very first steps.
And oh my goodness they're beyond adorable!
Paul Mahagi is a dedicated wildlife photographer. So much so, that he sat in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, waiting for days on end, hoping to catch a mere glimpse of the cubs.
Lucky for the world, his persistence paid off.
He had been hiding in an incredibly hot bush, sweating bullets, it was so torrid. But then, he spotted them.
Week old cheetah cubs, out strutting their stuff for all those in the forest to see.
Mahagi caught them at the perfect time, taking the world in at a slow pace. Which is rare considering they'll someday be the fastest animal on the planet.
Per Big Cat Rescue, their tall fur along their spine is to help camouflage them as they walk through high grass with their mother. It will begin to fade around 3 months of age, but will still be visible at age two.
The cute little kitties were mostly spotted, which is typical of their species.
However, they did have pale, fluffy, tall fur along their spine, which all was the perfect indicator of their youth.
His dedication speaks for itself, but Mahagi was ecstatic to have spotted the cubs.
"I spend a lot of time in the park hunting for the best photos. I knew there were new cubs and wanted to see them for myself.
I’m very happy with how these turned out. I never knew I would get such a great expression. It looks like he is saying hello to the world. The cheetahs are very cute."
He's absolutely right.
This was a once in a life time opportunity and the world is so glad he took it!
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