Short Film Exposes Cheetah’s Grace and Beauty


Cheetahs on the Edge–Director’s Cut from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.

Less than 10,000 cheetahs survive in the wild today. With a little help from cameramen from National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo the cheetah’s power was showcased in this amazing slow-motion short film. During three days of filming five cheetah’s were captured chasing their favorite toy at speeds of 60 plus miles per hour. Every inch of their bodies was on display as they flawlessly moved closer to the object of their concentration. Never before has their movements been filmed down to the nanosecond, until now. All five cheetah’s display their fixated gaze as they fly forward. It is no wonder these big cats are feared tremendously in the wild. Their power is awesome as are their perfectly constructed bodies.

Their long tails help balance their bodies and their spots make them hard to identify as they crawl across the safari prairies hunting for their next kill. In a world so blinded by technology we have finally begun to use it to understand our fellow inhabitants and to idolize them for skills we ourselves could never dream of possessing. The cheetah’s power is immense, and their beauty is incomparable. What we do not know we fear but what we have the power of knowing we can love. It is truly impossible not to be amused by our planet and the creatures that call it home.

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