A cheetah looks out over the plains in Kenya's Maasai Mara game reserve.
A cheetah looks over the plains in Kenya's Maasai Mara game reserve, 240 km (150 miles) west of capital Nairobi, January 11, 2005. The Maasai Mara is widely considered to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve, it comprises 200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and forest. The vast grassland plains are scattered with herds of zebra, giraffe, gazelle, and topi. Elephants and buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp and the Mara and Talek rivers are brimming with hippos and crocodile. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti RSS/AS