De Wildt, South Africa
It may not be obvious from the picture but this cheetah is actually laying down on the ground and facing me with his body(only his head is turned). That's his back leg you see in the background. I'm crouched down to get a shot at his level and am probably only three or four meters away. It's an amazing feeling being this close to such a magnificent creature. There is a chain link fence between us or I'd probably not be on the ground taking his picture - at least not that close.