19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The fawn

This cheetah mama caught a fawn imapala to train her three cubs; so didn't kill it, she held it delicately and brought it to them. For a gruelling 30 minutes we watched them toy with this fawn, catch it, let it escape, chase it, paw it, bite it, attempt to kill it, tire it, and finally... the mama came and ended it's life as the fawn's mum watched on from the distance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Malini Chandrasekar