November 17, 2013

Cheetah, Serengeti

Photograph by Eva Liang, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

A gazelle's blood stained the cheetah's mouth. Taken in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The cheetah's closed eyes and curled tail lend an incongruous daintiness to this photograph. Far from conveying the savagery of the kill, this image shows us cheetah as epicure, savoring the end of a gourmet meal. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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33 comments
Lynn Vandever
Lynn Vandever

Seeing the depth of this cat and knowing how streamlined they are, I think she's pregnant. Or she really ate a lot of gazelle. 

anil siwach
anil siwach

Closed eyes and red lips, awesome.

Great Picture.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Looks like the cheetah is sleepy after such a huge meal. Nap time now? Well done Eva.

john paul tanner
john paul tanner

a big cat with it's eyes closed could never have imagend it thanks.

Germán Valenzuela Opazo
Germán Valenzuela Opazo

The nature and his creation is wonderful, the bad thing is that the human race neither respects her does not even value.....

la naturaleza y su creación es maravillosa, lo malo es que la raza humana no la respeta ni valora.....

Thankfully there exist persons who show us these marvels. Thank you NATGEO....

Por suerte existen personas que nos muestran estas maravillas. Gracias NATGEO....

Mario Daniel Milan
Mario Daniel Milan

Satisfaction written all over it.

And look how the cat is blending with its environment, even as you're looking at it!

Barbara Lavina
Barbara Lavina

the most dignified death for a gazelle

 cats squeeze their eyes after they kill, it looks like a preyer to mother earth 

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Amazing capture and beautiful Cheetah

Sunil Sharma
Sunil Sharma

wow  so..........................cut....................sir


Tony Ferrito
Tony Ferrito

"Does this lipstick go with spots?"

Great shot of a Magnificent creature!!

Madonna McCrae
Madonna McCrae

Yeah, he knew it was blood; it was a joke he made, that you obviously didn't get.

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