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This cheetah, (Acinonyx Jubatus) ,observed in the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, Africa, had recently finished a kill and a meal. A splatter of blood from the prey on its shoulder, it seemed to be posing for the camera. These cats can run up to 75 mph for short bursts up to 1600 feet, and like a sports car, can accelerate from zero to sixty mph in 3 seconds.

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  • jozi1
    jozi112 months ago

    Awesome,Phil :)

  • tony
    many thanks

    – phil decocco

  • jozi1
    jozi112 months ago

  • many thanks for your note, tony

    – phil decocco

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Moss12 months ago

  • michael
    thanks for your banner….

    – phil decocco

  • RobynLee
    RobynLee12 months ago

    Beautiful Creature(& Great Capture:-)

  • RobynLee
    sleek, proud and fast was my take on this animal…thanks

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan12 months ago

    Assuming you were NOT in a sports car, I’m glad this one ate before you got there! Beautiful cat, Phil!

  • monnie
    we were in a big old safari Land Rover, and I, too, was glad it had already had lunch!! thanks monnie

    – phil decocco

  • billfox256
    billfox25612 months ago

    Power in repose!!!! What a beautiful animal !!!! An excellent capture!!! Bill

  • thanks bill
    it was wonderful to see this in the wild

    – phil decocco

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep12 months ago

    Very relaxing and lovely capture!

  • thanks gena,
    these cats were majestic!

    – phil decocco

  • jozi1
    jozi112 months ago

  • tony, I appreciate this feature, thanks for that!

    – phil decocco

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt12 months ago

    AND they have 4 wheel drive, power brakes and and can turn on a dime!

  • WA
    all of the above, and have cheetah skin seat covers!

    – phil decocco

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan12 months ago

    Beautiful animal…beautiful photo.

  • thanks jack, these cats were so beautiful, and they ignored us all, cameras clicking away!

    – phil decocco

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