Winners of Nature's Best Photography- page 10 | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian
((clockwise from upper left) Jon Cornforth; Alex Mody; Rolf Nussbaumer; Phillip Colla; Andy Rouse)

Winners of Nature's Best Photography

Through January 2013, the Natural History Museum is home to stunning photographs of wildlife around the world

Animal Antics Highly Honored: Cheetahs

Cheetahs
(Paul McKenzie)
“This image was taken at dusk following a heavy rain shower. The temperature had dropped sharply and six cubs were huddled by their mother for warmth. Knowing that the mother would inevitably shake off her wet coat, I got ready by switching to a slow shutter speed to capture the motion of the water spraying. Despite living in a harsh environment under the daily threat of predation, this remarkable cheetah successfully raised all of these cubs to adulthood.” - Photographer Paul McKenzie

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