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A wild cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) at close range stares at the photographer from the hood of a safari vehicle in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Africa. Some wild cheetahs have learned to jump up onto safari vehicles in order to get a higher vantage when searching for prey in the tall grasses of the Masai Mara plains. This adult female cheetah, known from the BBC Big Cat Diaries series as "Shakira," turned at the soulnd of the camera shutter, and approached close to investigate the wide angle lens and camera. Her gaze is actually focused on me.