21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
I can do that, Mom!

Cheetah mom was resting under the shade while 4 cubs were playing around. One cub went to the mom cheetah and mom responded with showing her tongue. The cub was then responded to show the same as if saying "I can do that, Mom". It was very peaceful moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: masai mara, Kenya
Camera: NIKON Z 9
Copyright: © Yoshiki Nakamura