Wednesday Cat Blogging: King Cheetah


My best photograph of a cheetah.

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I took this photo of a cheetah at De Wildt's in South Africa. It is a "King Cheetah." Although there was a period of time when some thought the King was a new subspecies of cheetah, it turns out to be a simple color morph. Although this was taken with a zoom lens, it was not set on telephoto ... In fact, I had to wipe the breath of the cat off the lens ... (And I'm only slightly exaggerating).

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That, my friend, is an excellent photo.

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By John Lynch (not verified) on 20 Nov 2007 #permalink

He's looking directly at my daughter, who is, in turn staring directly back at him.

I've taught her ... never take your eyes off the carnivore....

That is a fantastic Kitty Cat. Beautiful photograph. I do believe the cat, large and small, are one of the more perfect creatures around. Thanks for sharing Greg!

nice pic Greg! I was searching for cheetah images to draw'em. just beautiful.

"Watchoo lookin' at, foo'?" LOL!

By Mad Hussein LO… (not verified) on 14 Oct 2008 #permalink

p.s. Hi mom! =^..^=

By Mad Hussein LO… (not verified) on 14 Oct 2008 #permalink

it looks almost like a leopard, looking at the coat color.. nice photo. :-)

By anonymous (not verified) on 09 Aug 2009 #permalink

Wow, no telephoto setting or long focal length lens? That is scary close. Big cats run rampant in Arizona as well. I've seen the occasional bobcat near the outskirts of Phoenix city limits in people's backyards, then on the Apache reservation we have mountain lions that jump across the highway or you might unexpectedly encounter one while out fishing or looking for elk antlers or something. I have seen some big cats before, but I have never seen anything like this. Really cool pic.