20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Killing machine

The blood smeared face of a cheetah. This cheetah and his brother captured a Topi and took turns to eat. While one eats, the other stands on watch for other predators attracted to the scent of blood.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Suranjan Mukherjee