Video by Iranian Cheetah Society nominated for top prize in WLT competition

The video shows two cheetahs and a camel coming to a water hole at the same time.

A few months ago an image of an Asiatic cheetah in Naybandan Wildlife Refuge, in Iran’s Yazd Province, became the overall winner of the research categories and rare species winner in the 2014 BBC Wildlife Camera-trap competition.

Now footage shot by camera traps of the Iranian Cheetah Society has drawn worldwide attention.

The video shot by a camera trap installed in Mian Dasht Wildlife Sanctuary has been nominated for top prize in the World Land Trust (WLT) International Trail Camera Competition in Britain.

The video shows two cheetahs and a camel coming to a water hole at the same time and the interesting behavior of one of the cheetahs in reaction to the camel.

“There was no need for discussion; at first glance, we were all unanimous about the film,” said a member of the jury.

The following is the footage the Iranian Cheetah Society (wildlife.ir) has released:

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Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.

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