Natural World
arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Bear Fight
Indigo Moon Eclipse 2017
One Flag Represents Many
Nature in Raw
Growing in the Watertank
Berries, Berries always Berries, I hate Berries
Rude bird
Brother reunion after basic training from the Air Force
Waterfront Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba Harbor
Igreja de Carrancas MG Brasil
Cheetah Boys Exploring Their New Home
Fall at peak at Divide lake
Good to the Last Scrap
Centro Comercial
Dead Tree on Mt. Pinos
Bats
A Pangolin Showing his Tongue!
Waterbok Posing in front of the Drakensberg
Gone Fishin'
Cachoeira da Fuma├ža
Gafanhoto
A colorful sun rise over the mountains in Yosemite National Park
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Cheetah Boys Exploring Their New Home

These boys had been recent additions to the reserve. They had previously been kept in an exclosure called a boma to acclimate to their new setting and spent the days since their release exploring their boundaries and scent marking everything. This was the first time we had seen them outside of the boma and it was an incredible moment. The largest of the three brothers was moving ahead of the other two, chirping to them to let them know when the coast was clear.

TAGS: Africa, Cheetah, South Africa, Wildlife

photographer avatar
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Member since 2017
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Lars Nelson.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 2, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO800
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION South Africa