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).
That, my friend, is an excellent photo.
And now my desktop.
Nice picture, makes me wonder what he's interested in.
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!
Awww, such a cute widdle pussy tat! ;-D
What a beautiful creature. All hail the king!
nice pic Greg! I was searching for cheetah images to draw'em. just beautiful.
Nice picture. Lots of negative space, but it adds to the image. My favorite animal of all time. Good job.
"Watchoo lookin' at, foo'?" LOL!
p.s. Hi mom! =^..^=
it looks almost like a leopard, looking at the coat color.. nice photo. :-)
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.