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.
© Lars Nelson.
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||Nov. 2, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III