Rolling

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This is female cheetah Amani in the process of rolling, as she spends some time resting in the late afternoon in the Mara North Conservancy, Kenya.

Amongst the loves of cats is height, and rolling around.  Here, Amani has the best of both worlds.

For cheetahs in particular, heights such as this mound provide great vantage points for surveying their surrounding territory for potential threats and prey.

Published on Thursday, 22nd July, 2021.

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Date: Saturday, 1st June, 2019
Time: 4:31pm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Focal length: 560mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/640th of a second
ISO: 400
Exposure mode: Manual
Subject distance: 23.8m

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