12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Need for Speed 2

Some of the cheetahs at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia were brought in as very young orphans (sometimes only a few days old) and will never return to the wild. A large number however will be returned to the wild after they show an ability to successfully hunt among other things. Running is part of their daily routine.

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