dogs running a track while a cheetah sits in a racing stall

This speed race wanted to know the fastest, the dogs or the cheetah. But the cheetah did not move a finger and sat in place. People asked the race coordinator what happened. He responded after seeing him saying:

"Sometimes trying to prove that you are the best is an insult!"

Is this a photograph of a race where a cheetah refused to race against dogs?

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Snopes explains it is from an advert from Audi:

Audi advert

Snopes references a broken link for its source. Here is an equivalent. It names the photographer, Simon Mooney.

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    This says nothing about whether the photo was made for the ad or just used in it.
    – Haukinger
    Commented Oct 14, 2021 at 13:17
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    @Haukinger The answer says, "it is from an advert from Audi." The supporting Snopes article elaborates, "[a]ccording to online advertising archive Coloribus the photograph was created by the BBH London advertising agency in 2000 and carried the slogan 'nothing to prove.'" It seems the photograph was created for this ad. Commented Oct 14, 2021 at 13:20
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    Snopes just quotes another site, that doesn't give it any credibility, and even if it did, "created by [...] advertising agency" does not mean that it wasn't taken at an actual race.
    – Haukinger
    Commented Oct 14, 2021 at 13:25
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    @Haukinger: What would it take to convince you that the far most plausible option is the perfectly prosaic description of an advert made by the explicitly listed photographer, artistic director and creative director, and not a secretly plagiarised photograph of a surreal and meaningless situation that no-one can find documentation about?
    – Oddthinking
    Commented Oct 14, 2021 at 15:57
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    @Haukinger: Ok. Go get it and post an answer. (I gave a link to his web-site.) This question is so low value and importance, I don't think it warrants bothering anyone about.
    – Oddthinking
    Commented Oct 14, 2021 at 16:06

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