1999 Photo Contest, Nature, 1st prize

Tomasz Gudzowaty

for Viva

01 January, 1998

Young cheetahs get a lesson in killing at the Masai Mara National Park. Their mother looked on as they played with the buck for 45 minutes, then killed and ate it. Mothers begin to teach the young cats how to hunt at about the age of seven months. By the time it is 11 months old, a cheetah can successfully tackle small prey, and by 18 months it can survive independently.

About the photographer

Tomasz Gudzowaty

Tomasz Gudzowaty was born in 1971 and studied law at the University of Warsaw. He began his photographic career with nature photography, later turning to social documentary. For ...

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