African Wildlife
Cheetah - Acinonyx jubatus

Cheetah

Reflective Image/GDT  1997-2003

RESTING
Taking time out to rejuvenate the soul.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Acinonyx
Species: jubatus

Height: 36 inches
Length: 72 inches
Weight: 100 lbs
Gestation: 91 - 95 days
Offspring: 2 - 5
Life Span: 15 - 20 years
Top Speed (Ground): 71 mph

Equipment used to capture this image:
Camera:  Nikon F4s
       Lens:  Nikor 500mm F4
Teleconverter:  1.4 
Tripod:  Gitzo 320   
      Film:   Fuji Provia 100F
                  Scanner: Nikon Coolscan 4000
                Imaging Software: Adobe 7.0 

 

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