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Phinda Game Reserve, Hluhluwe, South Africa | 2012

The lighting is ideal, but the bonus is the cheetah's "lipstick," which gives this photograph, taken on a safari, an element of surprise. Debra Griffith of Mission Viejo took the shot with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.

Debra Griffith
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