Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.


This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The cheetah has a wide range and is found from Africa south of the Sahara to India. It is considered the world’s fastest mammal on land reaching speeds of up to 75 mph. Adults can reach up to 5 feet long and weigh up to 145 lbs. The tail can grow to be as long as 32 inches. It has a tawny brown coat with black spots, and black tear streaks across its cheeks, and its underparts are white. Unlike other cats, the cheetah prefers to chase down its prey rather than ambush them. They are also able to climb trees.

The cheetah is threatened by habitat loss and hunting for their spotted pelt. They are also sometimes killed by farmers protecting their livestock.

For more information click on Cheetah Conservation Fund

We will accept images taken in zoo on the understanding that we cannot see any human made objects (No Bars, Cages etc).

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.

Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board, but I will also pick another 9 entries of personal choice to be featured to cover our feature board. (Subject to the number of entries).

1st place member will be become a featured member

Additional Information


Cover Image: Cheetah cub by Alan Mattison


The Top Ten

Cheetah cub by Alan Mattison

Cheetah cub by Alan Mattison was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

  • Why the Cheetah’s Cheeks are Stained by Damienne Bingham
  • Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). Savute, Botswana by Neville Jones
  • Made for speed! by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
  • Duma eyes by Owed To Nature
  • Cheetah, lazy but alert by steppeland
  • Pepo  Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus by Elaine123
  • cheetahs on the lookout by Iris MacKenzie

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