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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia is home to a large population of cheetahs. Some of these cats were brought in as orphans at a very young age and will never be released back in the wild. They run a few times a week on a dirt track following a piece of cloth that is pulled by a cable system at a very high speed. This provides great training for the cheetahs and excellent opportunities for photographers.

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Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Michel Zoghzoghi