A gorgeous male cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) surveys his relm from the brow of the hill overlooking a large open plain.
Cheetah are definitely at the bottom of the cat totem pole due to being specialized for speed and not strength and so as a result tend to give other higher apex carnivores as wide a berth as possible. This in turn leads to lower numbers when these other cats and carnivores are present in numbers, so a sighting is always special. Fortunately there are a number of Kwazulu Natal reserves in South Africa that offer above average opportunities to view these sensationally beautiful cats simply because of local carnivore population dynamics.
Hluhluwe Imfolozi reserve, South Africa