Canon Rebel EOS T3i – 1/2000s;F5.6;ISO 250;163.00mm; EFS 55-250 lens (slightly cropped) Virginia Safari Park, Natural Bridge, VA – June 2012
So special to me since it’s my first time seeing Cheetahs in person and what a thrill for me. All of you know how much I LOVE felines. I love the proud pose in this one.
PLEASE VIEW LARGE
Internet info: The cheetah is a large-sized feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah is a marvel of evolution. The cheetah’s slender, long-legged body is built for speed. Cheetahs are tan in color with black spots all over their bodies. They can also be distinguished from other big cats by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive “tear stripes” that stretch from the corner of the eye to the side of the nose.