Close up profile of a cheetah.

This was taken at a Cheetah Farm in Namibia. The farm has taken in several cheetahs from the wild, where they are currently being hunted and killed. The main hunting is done by poachers for their fur, but also by other farmers, as cheetahs are known to hunt live stock on farms as well.

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Canon SX100IS
f4.3, 1/125, ISO 200

MCN: C09D7-448EC-08174

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  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 5 years ago

    Very nice prospective!!

  • Thank you very much! Was strange being this close to them!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 5 years ago

    OMG ,, that’s really close,,truely a beautiful animal,,, nice to see the fur on the beast and not on a coat,,,

  • haha, we did get very close to these cheetahs. they were almost completely tame and lived at a farm, where they were raised as cubs. amazing animals, and yes, im very happy the fur is on him and not on some socialite high roller!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonover 5 years ago

    Great shot Andrew, isn’t it strange to be able to get so close, my wifes favourite animal. I love close ups, this is perfect.

  • Thanks so much Wayne! It’s surreal being that close to them, almost threatening, but strangely safe at the same time. Really appreciate your comments :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 5 years ago

    Incredable close-up…so very beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you very much micmac :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 5 years ago

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!…I LOVE "AS IS " photos!!!!!

  • Thanks very much Daniela!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Rachael Lynch
    Rachael Lynchover 5 years ago

    wow this is gorgeous, a fabulous subject and great composition, I want to know what he’s looking at!

  • Thanks so much Rachael! He was staring right at one of his brothers, who was sitting about 5 metres away, gnawing away at a donkey steak :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

  • Thanks so much Sandra, that’s a great honour!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 5 years ago

    A double delight this week,,, well done on the feature,, cheers


  • Hahaha, thank you so very much Maria! That’s a delightful little cheetah you found to celebrate with too!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • laurav
    lauravabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the angle!

  • Thanks very much! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • redladyart
    redladyartabout 5 years ago

    What a fantastic profile shot! I love it. :)

  • Thank you very much Sharon! Really appreciate the favourite too!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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