A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHEETA - CAPTURE FOUR - CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus – Die Jagluiperd by Magaret Meintjes
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHEETA - CAPTURE FOUR - CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus – Die Jagluiperd by 


CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus – Die Jagluiperd

Captured The Kruger national park, South Africa

Nikon D50
2013/11/14 14:48:03
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 370mm
1/1250 sec – F/5.6

With my last visit to Kruger during November 2013, I had an extraordinary experience. I stopped at a waterhole roundabout 12h.00hrs. It was midsummer and very hot. I was the only person at the waterhole as most visitors stay at camp due to extreme heat that time of day in the park. I watched water birds and a group of impala under the shade of the trees.
I suddenly noticed movement to my right in the dense bush and as it came out into the clear saw that it indeed was a Cheetah! She slowly moved closer to the waterhole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of grass where the impala are.
After almost two hours she planned her attack. I knew it was a long distance and that I would be very lucky if I managed to get in a good shot at that distance but did not put my camera down for a second, just kept watching her through my lens. Once se came clear there was now time for focus I just kept my finger on the shutter and tried to stay on her all the way! I know this is not quality work but would love to just share a great privilege and one in a lifetime experience!
Amazing how she selected one Impala out of the herd and just went full speed for that one. The chase was amazing, but unfortunately she missed and for the impala, another day of survival in the wild!

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes7 months ago

    CAPTURE FOUR

    With my last visit to Kruger during November 2013, I had an extraordinary experience. I stopped at a waterhole roundabout 12h.00hrs. It was midsummer and very hot. I was the only person at the waterhole as most visitors stay at camp due to extreme heat that time of day in the park. I watched water birds and a group of impala under the shade of the trees.
    I suddenly noticed movement to my right in the dense bush and as it came out into the clear saw that it indeed was a Cheetah! She slowly moved closer to the waterhole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
    As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of grass where the impala are.
    After almost two hours she planned her attack. I knew it was a long distance and that I would be very lucky if I managed to get in a good shot at that distance but did not put my camera down for a second, just kept watching her through my lens. Once se came clear there was now time for focus I just kept my finger on the shutter and tried to stay on her all the way! I know this is not quality work but would love to just share a great privilege and one in a lifetime experience!
    Amazing how she selected one Impala out of the herd and just went full speed for that one. The chase was amazing, but unfortunately she missed and for the impala, another day of survival in the wild!
    ole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
    As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of grass where the impala are.
    After almost two hours she planned her attack. I knew it was a long distance and that I would be very lucky if I managed to get in a good shot at that distance but did not put my camera down for a second, just kept watching her through my lens. Once se came clear there was now time for focus I just kept my finger on the shutter and tried to stay on her all the way! I know this is not quality work but would love to just share a great privilege and one in a lifetime experience!
    Amazing how she selected one Impala out of the herd and just went full speed for that one. The chase was amazing, but unfortunately she missed and for the impala, another day of survival in the wild!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes7 months ago

    Full story with all the captures can also be seen
    HERE

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp7 months ago

    Very nice work

  • Keala
    Keala7 months ago


    4/7/14
    Amazing shot Magaret!

  • Thank you x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jozi1
    jozi17 months ago


    Awesome,Maggie :)

  • David Clarke
    David Clarke7 months ago

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