2020-04-19: Cheetah

I wasn’t at all anticipating seeing a cheetah during my last trip to South Africa; we were spending the majority of the time in the Sabi Sands, which is far more known as a destination to see leopard than cheetah.  But this beautiful female was spotted about 15 minutes or so into our afternoon drive, and we had the opportunity to watch her on a failed hunting attempt, which was quite something.  The wind wasn’t in her favour and the impala spotted her before she was even remotely close to them.

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Waking up from an afternoon nap.
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The beginning of stalking posture.
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We were heading away from the sighting when she popped up in front of our vehicle at the top of a small slope, allowing for an interesting angle.

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