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Cheetah Plains by LinRuPhotography Cheetah Plains by LinRuPhotography
© Rudi van den Heever - LinRu Photography

It took 4 million years of evolution for the cheetah to become the exceptional animal it is today and only 100 years for man to place it on the endangered list. Now the fastest land animal in the world is losing its most important race: the race for survival. At the turn of the 20th century, an estimated 100,000 cheetahs lived throughout Africa and in parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Today there are just 7,500 cheetahs left and South Africa is home to fewer than 1,000 of these majestic cats.

These two sub-adult cheetahs were patrolling their territory with their mom near the Cubitje Quap waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa...

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ArolinaK Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Simple. But Amazing. Really, really breathtaking.
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
A beautiful picture!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing shot, wonderful!
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Matte!
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
beautiful pic !
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AirshipFelicity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i love this picture! reminds me of the scene from the beginning of the lion king >,<
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
So much artistry in the image... and import in the words.
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Photographer
Thanks Pinedrop!
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junetree Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing and beautiful shot!
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layperson Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
:love:
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