18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cheetah on a mound

After a rainstorm, I followed this cheetah by vehicle, hoping he would get onto one of a few termite mounds. He urinated on this one to scent mark it, then got up and gave me a perfect stare.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Elize Labuschagne