18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cheetah family at sunset.

As the smallest of the big cats, cheetahs have to keep a sharp watch for both bigger cats and hyenas. Hiding a kill from hyenas is particularly difficult because their sense of smell is so keen.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Gordon Illg