May 2005  



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 Cheetah Run




Wild Animal Park in Northern San Diego County has added a new program named Cheetah Run.  It really is a unique experience to watch a cheetah run about a hundred yards on a small track. For persons who have never seen a cheetah up close, the experience is awesome.  For photographers, it's a little less so since the USDA has required the placement of a 4 foot tally fence separating the guests from the cheetah. 


I positioned myself at the end of the 100 yard long track so I could photograph the cheetah at a distance. The image above was taken with a 80-400 VR lens and is highly cropped.  As the cheetah gets closer, the small fence will begin to interfere with the image.


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