Janis Hurley

Camera: Nikon d850

Lens: Nikon 400mm f2.8

Aperture: f2.8

Shutter speed: 1/64

ISO: 1000

Description: Cheetah leans on a tree and rests as he appears to be daydreaming

Story from behind the lens: We had been with these four Cheetahs for a few hours as we watched them resting, and then do a hunt and kill a small Thompson's Gazelle. They meandered to this field and were walking around and resting. As evening approached, this Cheetah walked up to the tree and hugged it, then proceeded to stretch out and rest his head on his paw prior to jumping into the tree. He really looked so serene and sated, and like he was daydreaming.