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Like a Leaf in the Wind by darkSoul4Life Like a Leaf in the Wind by darkSoul4Life
This is Hannibal, a young male Cheetah from the Aachener Tierpark, Germany. This photo is a vertical panorama and it was built out of three close up captures to get a shallower depth of field.

Lets celebrate the International Cheetah Day with a cheetah photo spam :D
If you care about these magnificent felines you should support the Cheetah Conservation Fund!
If you like cheetahs, have a look at this folder containing mainly high quality cheetah photos: [link] more cheetah photos will be posted during the day ;)
I'm participating with this photo in the International Cheetah Day Challenge. Follow the link if you would like to know more about it.

Feedback is also highly appreciated Photo 16/17; Are you ready for the best of all?






Hannoibal - 18 month old male cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus)
Canon EOS 400D; Canon EF 75-300 III
Aachener Tierpark
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Some how when I see this cheetah in this pose, I think of him with Michael Caine's voice saying, "Look at me. Don't I look pretty?" Like how he said it in Miss Congeniality.
^^ Just something cheetahs might think a lot since they hold so much grace and elegance.
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darkSoul4Life Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm pretty sure they don't think much about such unimportant minor things like we people do.
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DisneyFan-01 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer

I'm sure.

But since nearly all cats do nothing but groom themselves all the time, I like to think of them holding their heads up high and saying, "Look at me, humans.  I am much prettier than you are.  Don't I look pretty?"  Then they break into song, "I feel pretty.  Oh so pretty.  I feel pretty and witty and gay!"  LOL

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Ravenith Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot. I love the colors in the background and the cheetah make it seem like he's the boss, haha :D
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NekoHime07 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful :)
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fishburger Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bei dem passt eigentlich alles. Vor allem der Kontrast zwischen dem Grün und dem Orange sieht verdammt gut aus. Hast dir die richtige Jahreszeit für das Foto ausgesucht. :D
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7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheetah says, "Why yes, I am fabulous." :lol:
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Gorgeous photograph :heart: The colours are beautiful.
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Arayashikinoshaka Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a feeling of freedom and pride !
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SkyeMarree Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I've never thought of stitching photos like this together! Very clever. It looks seamless.
I love the colours in the photo!
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