Everyone knows that cheetahs are the fastest land animal on earth. However- did you know it can take a cheetah two to three hours to complete a successful hunt? They must first choose the right target (Thompson's Gazelles are a favorite prey species) which is usually a very young animal or an animal showing signs of weakness, and then assume a very low profile so that they are not detected by any members of the herd, or by warthogs who have a keen sense of smell. Unlike lions, their eyes are designed to only hunt during the daylight hours. Cheetah mothers hunt alone, while males sometimes form coalitions as a hunting strategy. The cheetah has my absolute respect..... Photographs of wild cheetahs living in Africa. These cheetah images are available for purchase as prints and cards. Copyright 2008-2013 by Chris Scroggins Photography. All rights reserved. Federal copyright law prohibits unauthorized reproduction by any means and imposes fines up to $125,000 for violation. NOTE: Your print will be free of any watermark or print mark.
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