Nat Geo Photogs Share Magical Wild Cat Moments

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Two Cheetahs surveying the landscape at the Serengeti National Park is one among a series of  stunning images captured by photographers for National Geographic in a collection created for Big Cat Week.

“Every photographer has a special moment in the field that stays with them forever. For those lucky enough to work with wild cats, that snapshot in time can be even more amazing. “­

This National Geographic article features the work of six photographers and their stories from around the world. In this one, a regal Bengal tigress is caught in a quiet moment with her cub.

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And a mother Lynx cares for her kitten in Southern Colorado. To see the rest of the photographs and read the stories, visit National Geographic News online.

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For more on big cats, tune in to Big Cat Week, premiering Monday, Feb. 20, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD and learn more about the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, a global initiative that supports scientists and conservationists working to save big cats in the wild.

 

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