19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Cheetah Trying To Defend Her Kill From A Leopard

We witnessed this mother cheetah Killing a Red Buck for Her cubs and moved on to try and find a leopard. After giving up our search, we returned to the area of the kill to see the cheetahs again where we just so happened to see a leopard leaping out of a bush. This leopard fought with the cheetah and stole the kill from the cheetah Family.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Emily Dougherty