20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Looking for his bride

I came up from North and was driving to the waterhole, where I saw a male cheetah four days ago. He was very busy with marking, and calling his future bride. I was opening the window, started to wait and closed my eyes. In half an hour I heard a tiny noise. Opened my eyes and the same cheetah just passed me about two meters from my opened window. It was such a moving moment. I followed him to the road, he was jumping on the stone board and I just cached this moment, before he disappeared into the bush.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Gabriella Kiss Dr