Kisaru at Rest

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During a fantastic afternoon and evening spent almost exclusively in the company of female cheetah Kisaru, we had plenty of opportunities to photograph her as she rested on top of a mound.

It is very typical for big cats, and cheetahs in particular, to use mounds and other height-increasing formations to their advantage, as it gives them better visibility to survey their surroundings for both threats and potential meals.

Published on Sunday, 8 December, 2019.

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Date Thursday, 6 June, 2019
Time 5:44pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/2,500th of a second
ISO 800
Exposure Mode Manual
Subject Distance 17.80m

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