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On your mark....set....go...

By ColleenA
Built for speed.....The cheetah can run faster than any other land creature.

0 - 100kmph (62mph) in 3 seconds. You do not want to be the food target in its sights.In this instance she was stalking a herd of female impala.
They can run at 112-120kmph (70-75mph) in short bursts.
They are also one of the few felids with semi retractable claws offering extra grip in its high speed pursuits.

I would like to thank Herman for his UA awarded to me for yesterdays buffalo. I am so chuffed. Also to everyone of you for your continued support of my wildlife images....thank you

Have a great day....tomorrow is FridayGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


S_Psharma 3 1 India
5 Sep 2013 5:59AM
Again a stunning wild life image beautifully captured.

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5 Sep 2013 6:07AM
this is a real stunner Colleen
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
5 Sep 2013 6:13AM
So lean, Colleen, another fine capture. Carol
By the build of this very fine creature I would certainly say it could getup and go. Lovely capture. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 6:21AM
A beautiful portrait.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
5 Sep 2013 6:23AM
She is beautiful Colleen !! A superb capture of this lean mean hunting machine Smile
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
5 Sep 2013 6:31AM
Fabulous. I love Cheetahs, they are so sleek and you have captured the sleekness here.

Andy
5 Sep 2013 6:49AM
I love cheetah, my favourite African animal. Wonderful shot Colleen.

Harriet
5 Sep 2013 6:59AM
Yes, I have a soft spot for cheetahs.
They can be quite affectionate in a way which is different from a domestic cat.
I knew one once. The relationship didn't blossom because she was quite possessive.

Greatly admire this shot, Colleen.
Shows exactly that pre-chase bunching of muscle.

Not sure about the mph figures quoted but you will know best.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 7:01AM
Perfectly beautiful Colleen, as you know one of my favourite animals
and you have captured so well
Lillian
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 7:09AM
You can see the power on his body there Colleen.
Don't fancy the impala's chances really!

Carol
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
5 Sep 2013 7:11AM
Suggest you google Cheetah and speeds they run for clarification.
netta1234 Plus
4 335 2 Wales
5 Sep 2013 7:15AM
This is another Brilliant and Beautiful image Colleen that I really like.I really like the colour of this one.
I am off to school now ,have a great daySmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 7:19AM
Brilliant capture and those markings are beautiful.
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 33 10 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 7:19AM
A super image Colleen, one of my favorite big cats, well capturedSmile


Cliff
Excellent Colleen, love the pose,
Fred.
5 Sep 2013 7:35AM
A picture perfect pose.
5 Sep 2013 8:24AM
A beautiful beast
5 Sep 2013 8:28AM
Love to see the Bolt and Cheetah in a head to head 100m dash.............no brainer really......GrinGrinGrinGrin
5 Sep 2013 8:30AM
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you are featured e2 piccy at the moment.
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moiral 6 12 Scotland
5 Sep 2013 8:34AM
A stunning animal and beautifully captured.
Hmmph Barbara has just told you about e2 pic, I wanted to WinkTongueGrin. MOira
5 Sep 2013 8:41AM
A beautiful animal and a fantastic image Smile
A fantastic capture!!!!!!!!! Great photo!
JNC
5 Sep 2013 9:00AM
This is stunning, Colleen.

Richard
5 Sep 2013 9:05AM
A gorgeous animal and so beautifully photographed Colleen.

Jenny Smile
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
5 Sep 2013 10:06AM
Excellent Image Colleen and so well presented , as usual!! The letter box format is perfect for this image!!
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 10:10AM
It is really lovely to see these wildlife images from their natural habitat -
the cheetah blends in with the surroundings so beautifully.
More interesting facts.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 10:17AM
0 - 100kmph (62mph) in 3 seconds........ I wish my car could do that, mind you, I'd probably end up with Whiplash. She looks as though she should be on the hunt for her next meal. A very good image.

Tish
5 Sep 2013 10:28AM
a very sleek sprinting machine indeed well captured excellent Colleen

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
5 Sep 2013 10:50AM
Great shot Colleen, such a superb animal. Ann.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
5 Sep 2013 11:27AM

Quote:A very sleek sprinting machine indeed well captured excellent Colleen

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


Bit like masel lol......................fantastic image Colleen Smile

Rod
Another beauty Colleen...so sleek and graceful to look at, cheetahs.

Super image GrinGrin

Lynette Grin
5 Sep 2013 12:43PM
I love cheetahs, and this is a great shot of a beautiful cat - can't go wrong there!
Quoise Plus
3 710 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 1:29PM
Wonderful capture
5 Sep 2013 2:05PM
Hi Colleen. A stunning image of this beautiful cheetah GrinGrin

Kathryn
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
5 Sep 2013 2:29PM
Yes Colleen,the cheetah is the Usain Bolt of the cat world !!
A fine shot.
Mick.
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 4:07PM
Excellent image,

Ali SmileSmile
JuBarney 5 20 3 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 5:23PM
A splendid shot
Ju
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 6:03PM
Fabulous shot, lovely pussSmile
Diane
myrab 10 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 6:16PM
Another stunning shot Colleen.

Myra
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 6:28PM
Great detail in this perfect Cheetah shot. A good sense of his environment tooWinkGrin
Ryan
1881 4 India
5 Sep 2013 6:40PM
good shot


sanjev
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
5 Sep 2013 7:46PM
Wonderful light and clarity, Colleen, the stalking pose looks excellent.

Dave
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 7:49PM
Really superb image.
Nigel
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 7:52PM
Simply perfect Colleen, love it.
Brian
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
5 Sep 2013 9:24PM
Fantastic!!!!!!!
Franko59 5 3 1 England
5 Sep 2013 9:36PM
It must be nice to see them in the wild at this distance, great image!!,,, regards Ian
Fantastic shot Colleen. Cathy
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 11:32PM
Just beautiful.Smile

ivor
Potra 3 Venezuela
6 Sep 2013 2:29AM
Spectacular shot Colleen!
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TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Sep 2013 3:50PM
Wish I could run that fast, especially when the bus I'm about to miss is just coming! Wink A real cracking capture here Colleen Smile
Trev Smile
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 9:29PM
He really is ready to go super image.Smile
Regards John.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Sep 2013 10:19PM
A magnificent shot of this speed merchant Colleen, this is definitely one of your very best
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
27 Sep 2013 3:28PM
Top shot in all respects, detail and location beautiful,
Geoff.

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