Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames / The Fast Five is a coalition of male cheetahs that live on the plains of Kenya's Maasai Mara Reserve. Cheetahs are the world's fastest land animal, and a coalition of five is a deadly force—able to take down prey larger than a single cheetah. As a result, they favor antelopes such as topi and wildebeest. During tourism's high season these famous cheetahs can be surrounded by 70 or 80 cars at a time. Over the last year those numbers have been reduced due to COVID-19, giving the cheetahs a bit of breathing space.

Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames  / The Fast Five is a coalition of male cheetahs that live on the plains of Kenya's Maasai Mara Reserve. Cheetahs are the world's fastest land animal and a coalition of five is a deadly force—able to take down prey larger than a single cheetah. As a result they favor antelopes such as topi and wildebeest. During tourism's high season these famous cheetahs can be surrounded by 70 or 80 cars at a time. Over the last year those numbers have been reduced due to COVID-19 giving the cheetahs a bit of breathing space.