Photo of the Day

December 20, 2016

Table for Three

In Masai Mara National Reserve, a trio of cheetahs gathers atop an elevated rock, hoping to spot their first meal of the day at sunrise. Cheetahs in Masai Mara, a nearly 600-square-mile slice of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, will find these raised platforms like rocks—and even safari vehicles—to give themselves a better vantage point as they search for food. This crew wasn’t entirely willing to share this prime lookout—they wouldn’t make room for a fourth cheetah to join them, writes Your Shot photographer Ali Saifaldeen.

Photograph by Ali Saifaldeen, National Geographic Your Shot

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