A lone male cheetah is set upon by a pack of African wild dogs.
Peter Haygarth had been following the dogs as they hunted in Zimanga Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
On first encountering the cheetah, the dogs were wary, but as the rest of the pack arrived, their confidence grew and they began to encircle the cat.
Peter kept his focus on the cat’s face.
In a few minutes the spat was over as the cheetah fled. (Behaviour: mammals category)
Photograph by Peter Haygarth – Facebook Twitter Pinterest