Ben Joel

Camera: Sony a7iv

Lens: 100-400mm GM

Aperture: 8.0

Shutter speed: 1/640

ISO: 2500

Description: Laying in the sun's glow as it begins to make its descent, this male cheetah scrunches his face up to yawn, appearing to laugh at the camera.

Story from behind the lens: After searching for some big cats to photograph, we stumbled upon a trio of male cheetahs resting in a thicket of acacias. They lounged for hours, waiting for prey to foolishly wander past their area. Eventually, when no prey came, these brothers began to search for a new, more protected, spot to settle for the night.