A wonderful photo of a cheetah sipping water from a hole in an African preserve has been taken by a young photographer.
Harman Singh Heer, a 16-year-old from Perth, Australia, captured the image that photographers covet at Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
The cheetah’s reflection is caught on the water’s surface in the perfectly-timed photograph.
“It’s difficult to tell what the male cheetah is doing in this shot, but it appears that he’s drinking water, which has the most beautiful reflection I’ve ever seen.”
The cheetah is a member of the coalition of five male cheetahs, which was formerly believed to be the largest ever recorded.
We set out early one morning in the Masai Mara’s middle to look for the “fast five,” and we found them as they trekked to a tiny lake at dawn.
“One of the cheetahs drank a few gulps of water, and I knew one frame from the series would be something amazing as soon as I clicked the first photo. ”
Manjinder Singh Harman visits his family on the reserve each year.
He added: “I was born there and we have family there currently.
“We also spend time with family and take advantage of a week in Masai Mara for wildlife photography when we’re in Kenya.
My favorite place on Earth is the Masai Mara.
Everything about it exudes an ethereal quality, from the sky and limitless horizons to the magnificent creatures.
“It’s a paradise for wildlife photographers.”