Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/250, f5.6, ISO 1600

A male cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) sizes us up and appears unsure what to do next. Thankfully he relaxed and stepped out into the open, allowing us a fantastic sighting.

Okavango Delta, Bostwana


africa, safari, wildlife, wilderness, cheetah, cat, feline, animal, mammal, carnivore, predator, okavango, botswana

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    Your brilliant work has just been featured! Please view and participate here
    Thank you and WELL DONE!

  • Thanks so much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Karen01
    Karen01about 2 years ago

    Another astounding shot.. what an amazing experience and you certainly made the most of it!!

  • Thanks so much Karen! I love the challenge of trying to capture the uniqueness of each opportunity and have been extremely fortunate!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Karen01
    Karen01about 2 years ago

    Don’t we make our fortune?? ;) heh heh well either way, self made or as a gift… or a bit of both, you’ve certainly grasped it.. to everyone’s benefit!!

  • Thanks so much for the kind compliment Karen! There’s a bit of both in it for sure – a gift and taking it with both hands. What I do know is that I love doing it!!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • FrogGirl
    FrogGirlabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous! What a superb capture. :D

  • Thank you so much FrogGirl!…and thanks for favoriting it=)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossabout 2 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    21 May 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Karen!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Thanks very much Karen!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Superb shot, Dan! Congrats on the feature!

  • Thanks very much David, much appreciated!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • KatarinaD
    KatarinaDabout 2 years ago

    Wow-such a great shot!!!

  • Thanks so much Katrina!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the Live, Love, Dream group !!!
    my best, francis.

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