I took this picture at the cat rehabilitation centre at Emdoneni Lodge, in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Visitors are allowed inside the enclosures with a keeper and this cheetah was very relaxed, lying on its side. I kneeled down next to it and took this tight portrait, handholding my camera.
Location: Emdoneni Lodge, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa
Photographer: Arnaud Germain