Photo of the Day

a cheetah in a tree in Kenya
October 28, 2012

Cheetah, Kenya

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A male cheetah assumes a lookout pose in a fig tree in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. His prospects are sobering. Shy and aloof by nature, requiring vast spaces to live and hunt, the planet's fastest sprinters are in a race for their very survival.

See more pictures from the November 2012 feature story "Cheetahs on the Edge."

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Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

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