Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 275mm, 1/250, f5.6, ISO 1600

Views: 1131, December 15, 2013

I’ve always had a particular fascination with the sleek and agile cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). This particular male was especially cooperative, evidently quite content with our company and so allowing us fantastic photo opportunities as the sun set over his home territory.

Linyanti, Botswana

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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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  • Macky
    Mackyabout 2 years ago

    Welcome back Dan, this is another MackKenzie winner, that light is awesome!!

  • Thanks so much Macky! This cheetah’s timing was so perfect and it’s attitude so relaxed – couldn’t have asked for a better subject.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Love the warm tones here Dan…well done.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks so much Derek! Was so grateful to come across this one right around sunset.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

    Awesome,Dan :)

  • Thank you so much Tony! He was seriously photogenic with a great sense of timing, showing up right at sunset.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 2 years ago

    he’s a beauty, and a fine shot it is too, and how his colour blends with that late evening light

  • Thanks very much Carol! I was elated to be able to capture him at sunset as his natural colours do just seem to glow in the rich light

    – Dan MacKenzie

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

    28 November 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 2 years ago

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 2 years ago

    loving this – fantastic pic dan !

  • Thanks very much Dean! It was a fantastic sighting=)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Karine Radcliffe
    Karine Radcliffeabout 2 years ago

    Wow, great shot Dan. Nice light and excellent “pose”!!!

  • Thanks so much Karine! This guy was definitely a poser=)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • BigD
    BigDabout 2 years ago

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured Dec 01 2012. Great image!!!!

  • Thanks so much Sue!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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