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Taken 9-Aug-12
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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Big Cats
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:"cheetah kill of Thompson's Gazelle", "Thompson's Gazelle kill", “Ngorongoro Crater”, “Ngorongoro National Conservation Area”, Africa, Cheetah, nature, Tanzania, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions1224 x 816
Original file size562 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Aug-12 09:55
Date modified9-Aug-12 09:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 60D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/7.1
Exposure1/1600 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modeSpot
6 Cheetah Drags Prey to More Protected Area after Kill

6 Cheetah Drags Prey to More Protected Area after Kill

The Cheetah rests for a minute after running down her prey. Then immediately begins carrying the Tommie to a more protected location. Although considered a "big cat," cheetahs are at the bottom of the predator hierarchy, behind lions, leopards and even hyenas and packs of vultures. She must exert an extreme amount of energy to run down prey at 60 mph; often they don't get to keep what they catch. This can be a real problem for moms trying to feed several cubs.