21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cheetah Bonding and Cat Nap
A mother and young cheetah relax after a successful hunt on Maasai Conservancy land and rare meal uninterrupted by hyenas or lions. These two had a long chase of the antelope and after eating needed some time to rest and enjoy a close moment.
|Talek, Kenya area on Maasai Conservancy land, Kenya
|Canon EOS R5
|© George Turner