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    Cheetah

    Acinonyx jubatus

    Cheetahs stand on tree branches or termite mounds to locate their prey.
    They then try to get within 50 metres of their victims before moving in for the kill.
    Special body adaptations allow cheetahs to reach speeds of more than 70 miles per hour.
    A full sprint lasts about 20 seconds and rarely more than a minute.
    Most hunts fail so cheetahs are forced to eat quickly in case they are challenged for their food.
    Diet
    Cheetahs hunt small to medium-sized mammals.
    Size
    A cheetah can be up to 150 centimetres (cm) long and 90cm high.
    Their tails measure up to 80cm and they weigh, on average, 40 kilograms.
    Location
    Cheetahs are found in areas with tall grass and shrubs, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and northern Iran.

    Yvonne Mc Images, Cat-Art, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. nigel_xf 69 months ago | reply

      Nominated

      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    2. phil_sidenstricker 69 months ago | reply

      I like the way this came out and cool framing work .

    3. cglovesdogs 69 months ago | reply

      Wow! This is a fantastic shot!

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      landscapes & gardens
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    4. barbara.elaw 69 months ago | reply

      very nicely captured

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    5. gstephenson54 69 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot Kim!!!! Where did you take it exactly...Iran or Africa???

    6. Steven J Gibbs 69 months ago | reply

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    7. robin & simona benea 69 months ago | reply

      This beautiful photo seen in :

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    8. Nikonic (Lantro Photography) 69 months ago | reply

      This beautiful photo seen in :

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    9. Chris C. Crowley 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cats U Luv, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      This is just gorgeous! It's a shame these beautiful animals are on their way to extinction!

    10. THATS RIGHT 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PLANET EARTH ANIMALS/BIRDS, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
      Thanks for sharing your
      wonderful photo for all to see.


      PLANET EARTH OUR HOME
      www.flickr.com/groups/744944@N20/

    11. Dysartian 69 months ago | reply

      Blimey IP, do you have them roaming in old Oireland then? LOL!

    12. FlashyThingy 69 months ago | reply

      Great shot Kim, love the panning effect (real or edited?). One day you should come and photograph them in South Africa (it's probably safer than Iran). Have a nice day.

    13. ... ? [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      cool

    14. akaDew 69 months ago | reply

      How wonderful!

    15. pingmeetspong [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      great capture =)

    16. Jimbography ;-) 69 months ago | reply

      imagine waling along the country side and seeing this... was it taken in a zoo?:) (the surroundings do have a natural feel) was this taken in ireland?

      thanks for your visit :)

    17. Irishphotographer 69 months ago | reply

      Yes this was taken in Belfast Zoo it has a large wild enclosure and in effect you are looking down at the cats over a wire fence.
      its very natural surroundings.

    18. Y~L .... [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      nice capture !!!!

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