My vacation trip was a solo excursion to Tanzania in December, just before Christmas. I have always been intrigued by two things associated with Tanzania: the Great Migration, which crosses the Serengeti, and cheetah, the spotted beasts who sport such explosive grace. This December was my chance.

As you might imagine, I took loads of images, over 10,000 in fact, and it took me about 6 weeks to do a first pass through them all. I am still culling through, but already I have a baker’s dozen of quick favorites, which I share today.