15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Calling Mom

We spotted this cheetah in the early evening, and followed it until it got dark. The cheetah kept calling, and at first we thought it was a mother calling her cubs. After a few minutes, we saw that it was actually a young boy, that probably just left his mom, and he kept calling her. The next day, we saw him again, calling her... It was a sad moment but part of nature... Taken in Masai Mara, Kenya

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Yaron Schmid