The moment every wildlife photographer works towards

The moment every wildlife photographer works towards

Working on a National Geographic Magazine article on cheetah we spent almost 4 months following a female with cubs and /or these 2 males that were nicknamed the steroid boys due to their large size. Not much was happening until mid morning when they got a bead on some lechwe and within minutes the chase was on and the lechwe was caught mid stride just before reaching the water, where the cheetah actually drowned it. An amazing adaptation to their environment where a dry open plain specialist speed hunter drowns it prey. A 400th of a second at F8 was enough to freeze the action.

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