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.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Talek, Kenya area on Maasai Conservancy land, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © George Turner