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.

Waking up from an afternoon nap.
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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