2 cheetahs were photographed in Turan National Park, north central Iran on 9 July 2010 by ICS research biologists, Mohammad Beheshti, Arash Sadeghi and Hossein Hajhashemi. They were able to spot several herds of onagers and Jebeer gazelles plus several sightings of Houbara bustards. Finally, they were lucky to see a group of 2 cheetahs at 11 AM inside the core zone which one of them standing at the ridge was photographed. Last fall, another group of the ICS volunteers was also lucky to see a group of 3 cheetahs in southern Turan.
Photos by Mohammad Beheshti