14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Cheetah mother is chasing a Thomsons Gazelle in the Serengeti while seconds separate between life and death. The cheetah can maintain top speed for less than 30 seconds before she over-heats and can die of heat stroke. her tail uses for steering and quick direction change.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Galitz Roie