Species: Cheetah | Location: Serengeti, Tanzania
Ahh... The energetic and streamlined cheetah has to be one of my favorites in Tanzania. They only eat what they hunt, and are found in the grasslands, savannas, and woodlands of Africa. They are the fastest land animal in the world and are capable of running at top speeds of 70-75 mph. But it's their agility that allows them to capture prey. While not endangered, cheetahs are nevertheless considered vulnerable and exhibit very little genetic variation. It is thought that during the last Ice Age they had somewhat of a bottleneck in their breeding.
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About The Photographer
Karin Leperi is an award-winning writer and photographer who captures a sense of people and place in her photography. While the umbrella is travel, she feels that culture, cuisine, and nature define a destination in unique ways that say why you must connect. Leperi embraces color in telling the story, even as she seeks the chromatic aberrance that screams a different tale.