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a woman and cheetah silhouetted at sunset in Windhoek, Namibia
February 14, 2015

Sunset Walk

“I’ve long had a romance with wildlife and admired the work done by Marlice van Vuuren and her husband at the N/a’an ku sê Foundation in Windhoek, Namibia, especially in the area of cheetah conservation,” writes Terry Allen, who shared this picture with our Your Shot community. “Marlice hand-raised an orphan cheetah as part of her conservation efforts and enjoys educating visitors by providing the opportunity to walk with her and her cheetah. At the end of a sunset walk, [they] were interacting at the top of a small rise. I took several shots to get just the right positioning of both heads, conveying the great trust between the two.”

Allen’s image recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Terry Allen, National Geographic Your Shot

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