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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/180 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Dec 2, 2012, 2:23:52 PM
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
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The Hunter by tanikel The Hunter by tanikel
Name: Cheetah
Date: December 2nd, 2012
Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable


"I chose 4 December in honour of Khayam, the cheetah who brought me to Namibia in 1977.
I pioneered research in finding what steps were necessary to teach a captive born cheetah how
to hunt. In the course of doing so, I found that farmers were killing cheetahs indiscriminately
and someone needed to work with the farmers to stop the killing. It is because of Khayam and
the work that I saw needed to be done in securing a place for wild cheetahs, that I founded the
Cheetah Conservation Fund."

- Dr. Laurie Marker


This is part of DA's International Cheetah Day Challenge. Check it out!

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I love this picture, it's very well done, and very beautiful.

Vision: This is very beautiful, I love the position the cheetah is in, and the lighting is perfect. The black-and-white setting makes it feel a little more unique and mystical as well.

Originality: Usually you see pictures of cheetahs running and chasing prey, or lazing on a branch in the shade of a tree on a hot day; this is unique in that people don't usually see this majesty in the way they walk, and the style of the picture itself.

Technique: I feel like you thought about this picture for a bit before taking it, like you had a strong feeling to take a picture, and sat and waited for the perfect moment to come. The clarity and focus is perfect, and it looks very professional.

Impact: This picture almost inspires me to write a story, I don't know what about, but it does. It also makes me feel like going out and finding different things to take pictures of.

Ver well done, I love this image.
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:iconyemayema:
YemaYema Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
what a fantastic pose.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Photographer
Thank you. 
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
A great B&W study :clap:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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:icondjsoundtrack123:
DJsoundtrack123 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i love cheetahs XD
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Photographer
Me too, they're the awesome 'big' cats. ;p
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:icondjsoundtrack123:
DJsoundtrack123 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ikr XD
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ShawEye Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Very nice Shot! Awesome timing!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
I had to wait a bit before this shot...someone decided that they were going to take a dump while majestically looking into the horizon. Dx
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TlCphotography730 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot of a beautiful cat ! Love cheetahs !
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