Made for speed! by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), being the fastest mammal on earth (it can develop an up to 110 km/hour speed limit), is by far the best hunter among the African big cats. Its successful attempts are mostly due to cheetah ’s approaching the prey hidden and certainly due to its unrivalled speed.
Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 250
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Featured in 20 groups:
“300+ Go Long!”
“A Wilderness somewhere ….”
“Indigenous to East & Southern Africa”
“The Silky Touch”
“African Art and Photography”
“Animals in Action"
“Animals As They Should Be”
“For The Love Of Animals”
“Photography Challenge Group”
“Wildlife of Southern Africa”
“The Virtual Museum”
“The Group”
“Welcome To The Jungle”
“Wild Cats In Their Environment”
“A Moment In Time”
“Nature’s Paintbrush”
“It’s in the detail…”
“Breathtaking Wild Animals & Plants”
“Live, Love, Dream”

- Winner of the “New Avatar” challenge for the group “Animals in Action”
- Winner of the “Wildlife on the Run” challenge for the group “Amazing Wildlife”
- Winner of the “Cheetah or Cheetahs in Action” challenge for the group “Big Cats”
- Avatar for the “African Art and Photography” group
- Avatar for the “Animals in Action” group
- Avatar for the “Amazing Wildlife” group

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  • Geoff Beck
    Geoff Beckabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot of a superb creature. Fantastic!!

  • Thanks a lot Geoff!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartabout 5 years ago

    Another great action shot Kon, excellent timing!

  • Many thanks Martin, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertabout 5 years ago

    Great work!!!! wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much Ruth!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 5 years ago

    Well done Nice action capture my friend.Only wish it was mine…Tom

  • Thanks a lot Tom, cheers mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyabout 5 years ago

    congrats on your featured image – 300+, will send official notice when I get back home.

  • Thank you very much Ken, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 5 years ago

    Wonderful action shot!

  • Thank you very much Gina!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 5 years ago

    Incredible capture of this magnificent animal

  • Many thanks Lyn!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 5 years ago

    Incredible action and composition. This cat can turn on a dime and you sure got your nickels worth. Instant FAV. Barb

  • Thanks a lot Barbara, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • leystan
    leystanabout 5 years ago

    They are such phenomenal animals that it was hard to choose in the challenge – but the running action shot took you over the top for me – great! – you got my vote!

  • Thank you very much Louise!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Wilderness somewhere ….”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Many thanks Graham, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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