Ivan Glaser

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 180-400mm f/4

Aperture: F/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1000

ISO: 140

Description: A Cheetah has a yawn after an unsuccessful day's hunting

Story from behind the lens: We came across this Cheetah hunting mid-morning and decided to spend our day following her. There wasn't much prey around and she covered vast distances in search of something to eat. We watched her make two attempts at a kill. It was very exciting but unfortunately for her, she was unsuccessful. By late afternoon she had given up her search and went to lay on top of a small mound. Fortunately for us there was a ditch nearby which allowed us to get a nice low angle to photograph her from and I managed to capture this shot low angled shot of her yawning.