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The cheetah hunts by vision rather than by scent. Prey is stalked to within 10–30 m (33–98 ft), then chased. This is usually over in less than a minute, and if the cheetah fails to make a catch quickly, it will give up. The cheetah has an average hunting success rate of around 50%. Running at speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) puts a great deal of strain on the cheetah’s body. When sprinting, the cheetah’s body temperature quickly elevates. If it is a hard chase, it sometimes needs to rest for half an hour or more.
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 185 mm, 1/400 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 250
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  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thanks a lot Tim!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

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  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Mike!

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  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 3 years ago

    April-8-2012

  • Many thanks for the feature Laura!

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work
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  • Thank you Ann!

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago


    Stunning capture!

  • Thanks a lot Maggie!

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago


    9 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge

  • Many thanks for the feature Ray!

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  • Vincent Frank
    Vincent Frankalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot of a beautiful cat!

  • Thanks a lot Vincent!

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  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured April 10 2012. Great image!!!!!

  • Thank you very much for the feature Sue!

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