Kweli has spent the last two days hunting with no success. It is a process of repetition, and a display of her dedication and commitment to the survival of her three 11 month old cubs.
She climbs the highest lookout she can find, scans the horizon for potential prey and then heads of in that direction. Every hour or so, Kweli and her cubs are forced to slip into the shade of an Acacia Tree to avoid the baking heat of the sun.
I saw Kweli regularly during the month I spent photographing in the Maasai Mara. This photo was taken during a three day stint that I spent almost exclusively following Kweli and her cubs, aiming to capture a series of photographs that encapsulate the spirit of her dedication to her cubs. The name of the game for both of us was patience.