Three Cheetah brothers planning their “kill” strategy, with their prey, the wildebeest in background, Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa.
The world’s fastest land mammal, the cheetah, is the most unique and specialized member of the cat family and can reach speeds of 70 mph. Unlike other cats, the cheetah has a leaner body, longer legs, and has been referred to as the “greyhound” of the cats. It is not an aggressive animal, using flight versus fight. With its weak jaws and small teeth—the price it paid for speed, it cannot fight larger predators to protect its kills or young.
Canon 40D, Canon 100-400mm, F5.6, 1/1250, ISO 500