A close-up profile of the face of a young cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) shows the animal's most characteristic marking, a black tear-like streak running down from each eye to the mouth. The stripes are thought to protect the eyes from the sun’s glare. Another distinguishing feature are the solid black spots on a cheetah's coat that help camouflage the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered big cat. Photographed in Zululand, South Africa.

A close-up profile of the face of a young cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) shows the animal's most characteristic marking, a black tear-like streak running down from each eye to the mouth. The stripes are thought to protect the eyes from the sun’s glare. Another distinguishing feature are the solid black spots on a cheetah's coat that help camouflage the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered big cat. Photographed in Zululand, South Africa. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

KFW2W7

File size:

28.7 MB (1.7 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3939 x 2548 px | 33.4 x 21.6 cm | 13.1 x 8.5 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

30 October 2017

Location:

Zululand, South Africa

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

A close-up profile of the face of a young cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) shows the animal's most characteristic marking, a black tear-like streak running down from each eye to the mouth. The stripes are thought to protect the eyes from the sun’s glare. Another distinguishing feature are the solid black spots on a cheetah's coat that help camouflage the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered big cat. Photographed in Zululand, South Africa.

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