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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Unbreakable Bond

We had been following a mother cheetah with her 3 older cubs for a few days. It was late in the afternoon and it had been raining for a while. They were very alert as a male lion was very close. Suddenly two of the brothers stood up side by side in the exact same position, one slightly ahead of the other. To me this similarity and closeness symbolized the strong bond that often forms between cheetah brothers.

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Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Michel Zoghzoghi