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Cheetah at Waterhole Lovely watching this cheetah drinking in the golden hour, we were shortly joined by a leopard and a hyena. This cat, we were told, had held his territory for 5 years and showed his awareness as he slunk away through some dry channels whilst his enemies remained totally unaware. Acinonyx jubatus,Botswana,Cheetah,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Cheetah at Waterhole

Lovely watching this cheetah drinking in the golden hour, we were shortly joined by a leopard and a hyena. This cat, we were told, had held his territory for 5 years and showed his awareness as he slunk away through some dry channels whilst his enemies remained totally unaware.

    comments (4)

  1. Beautiful shot! Posted 7 months ago
  2. thanks Christine, as ever you have to rely on the subject.
    Posted 7 months ago
  3. Epic series of classical Africa shots, well done! Posted 7 months ago
  4. All done to the subjects, thanks Posted 7 months ago

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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 cheetah achieves by far the fastest land speed of any living animal—between 112 and 120 km/h in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m , and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h in three seconds.

This cat is also notable for modifications in the species' paws. It is one of the only felids with semi-retractable.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Mar 19, 2019. Captured in Ngamiland North, Botswana.