July 19, 2013

Cheetahs, Kalahari Desert

Photograph by Gus Mills

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Cheetah siblings rest on a dune in the Kalahari Desert, which covers much of southern Africa, including parts of Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. National Geographic Big Cats Explorer Gus Mills is examining Kalahari cheetahs using trackers, radios, and DNA analyses. This data helps park managers ensure the continued existence of the cheetahs and future monitoring.


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24 comments
Sara Parsa
Sara Parsa

I hope asiatic cheetahs could increase their population.

julie terrell
julie terrell

I love Cheetahs. They are a simply beautiful wild cat. Unfortunately theirs not to many of them left.

Jorge Monteiro
Jorge Monteiro

One suggestion, you can put the technical photography, camera type, aperture, shutter speed, distance, and others?

MAHDI JAVADZADEH
MAHDI JAVADZADEH

Its an afternoon, weather is going to be better and cats decided to get some rest, after a busy day.

color is peaceful and relaxing,

J'on Doe
J'on Doe

They are giving us a look as to say "Hey, we've been spotted!" Sorry...

Shannon T
Shannon T

So adorable. I would love to pet them if they wouldn't tear me apart.

J. Z.
J. Z.

omg is amaizg, great pic colors :)

Alana Palomique
Alana Palomique

Fantastic! It's difficult enough to capture an animal to look straight to your camera, what more four of them!

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

What a backdrop of color! The red clay and the colors of the cheetahs, beautiful!

Sandeep Banerjee
Sandeep Banerjee

I love how they all have the same expression at the cameraman, lol!

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