Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus
Maasai Mara, Kenya
The Cheetah is the fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of 60-70 mph while chasing prey over short distances. Unlike other cats, the cheetah hunts entirely during the day. Its distinguishing marks include spots and a small head with ‘tear’ stains on the face.
Nikon N90S with Tamron 200-500MF zoom, Provia 100, from beanbag on roof of a Land Rover.