Cheetah Pose

Our two male Cheetah were demonstrating two very typical Cheetah poses. They were scanning their surroundings for possible prey!

More about Cheetahs:

The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. Cheetahs can run faster than any other land animal, up to 120 km/h (up to 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds.

Cheetahs have unusually low genetic variability. It is thought that the species went through a prolonged period of inbreeding following a genetic bottleneck during the last ice age. The Cheetah likely evolved in Africa during the Miocene epoch (26 million to 7.5 million years ago).

6 Responses to “Cheetah Pose”

  1. Kathy Dvorak

    Big Cats are always one of my favorites! Cheetahs and clouded leopards the most.

    I like your bird photos have been so varied…you must have alot of species there.

    Thanks,

    Kathy

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  2. rwally41

    Christian, Beautiful images of one of my favorite cats. Good to hear from you. Keep safe. Ronal

    Reply
  3. Sue Milligan

    Both images are fantastic, Don’t know if you compete or not but just got back from the PSA -Photgraphic Society of America Conference and I can tell you that you could hold your own with the Best of the Best in several of the Divisions…Nature, PID, Photo Travel, Prints. Thanks for the info on Cheetahs too.

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  4. lisa

    Beautiful cats, they look as if they are in a trance. Have a Great rest of the week!

    Reply

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