Photo of the day – Silhouette of African Cheetahs


 

Taken from Nationalgeographic, December 13, 2007

 

Silhouette of cheetahs

 

Silhouette of African Cheetahs, Africa, 1999

Photograph by Chris Johns

A striking silhouette shows off the lithe form of a cheetah approaching a tree for a late afternoon slumber. The fastest land animal in the world, cheetahs once thrived in Africa and Asia, but lion predation haunts their young, and farms and ranching have reduced their habitat. Today an estimated 12,000 cheetahs live in 30 countries, helped by conservationists.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Cheetahs: Ghosts of the Grasslands,” December 1999, National Geographic magazine)

 

 

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~ by Stampfli & Turci on December 13, 2007.

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