Cheetah stalking prey in wet grass
Contributor:Botswana / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5054 x 3574 px | 42.8 x 30.3 cm | 16.8 x 11.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:8 January 2017
Location:Kwara, on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
This is a shot of a male Cheetah on the look-out for a meal during a hunt lasting many hours at Kwara on the edge of Botswana's Okavango delta during the Emerald season. He made numerous failed attempts to catch warthogs, common reedbuck and impala, before finally killing late in the evening. It was a wet day and the wind kept changing direction, so the cheetah's scent was often picked up.