By Chris Matthews for Mailonline
Published: 11:38 a.m. EST, January 24, 2022 | Update: 11:56 a.m. EST, January 24, 2022
It’s often said that two heads are better than one – but these cheetahs have taken the saying a step further by surveying Kenya.
In a perfectly timed photograph at Maasai Mara, a big cat appeared to have three heads – all looking in different directions.
Wimbledon wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein, who captured the image, said ‘moments like this are spellbinding’ and ‘worth seven hours in the rain’.
Cheetahs are the fastest animals on earth and can reach speeds of 25 mph in just 2.5 seconds when sprinting.
Females usually live alone or with their young while raising them. Male cheetahs often live in small groups, usually with their male siblings.
Although the cheetah population is steadily declining, Maasai Mara has one of the highest densities of cheetahs per square mile in the world.
The ‘spellbinding’ moment when three cheetahs line up perfectly to make it look like an animal has three heads
The moment was captured by the North East Africa Reserve Camera in Maasai Mara, Kenya
Male cheetahs generally live in small groups, usually with their male siblings, while females live alone unless they are protecting their cubs.
The majestic cats were perfectly positioned for the eerie sighting in the rain-swept grasses