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Success
Photograph by Anup and Manoj Shah

A Thomson's gazelle falls victim to Amani, who now must find cover to protect her meal. A kill in plain view can attract scavengers—lions, hyenas, jackals, and vultures. The wide-open spaces on Kenya's grassy plains provide ample room for a high-speed chase: Cheetahs can easily outrun an ungulate, but gazelles make sharp quick turns that outmaneuver a cat sprinting at top speed. Cheetahs catch their targets about half the time.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS-1V
Film:  Fujichrome Provia 100F
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-stop: 1/250 @ f/11
Weather: Clear and sunny
Time of day: Mid-morning
Lighting: Natural light


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