Cheetah doing an explosive chase after a young Thompson's Gazelle

The Chase

A male leopard's electrifying stare

Piercing stare

A lioness stalks a hartebeest in Nairobi Park

Phantom

A lioness watches the sun go down in Nairobi Park

Sundowner

Peregrine Falcon female in flight

Sheer speed

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AFEADSC_7790-copy Cheetah doing an explosive chase after a young Thompson's Gazelle The sun goes down behind the Ngong Hills in Nairobi Park A male leopard's electrifying stare A lioness stalks a hartebeest in Nairobi Park

Dr Munir Virani Directs the Africa and South Asia programs for The Peregrine Fund, a US conservation organization dedicated to conserving birds of prey worldwide.

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Photos are an essential tool for conservation. In a moment, a photo can help tell our story; it can communicate the beauty of nature, the essential services nature provides and the tragedy of loss.