November 30, 2012

Incredible high-speed cheetah footage

National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo teamed up to create some captivating footage:

Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.

Stick around ’til 5:40 or so to see the contraption used to drive the camera. Watching the cat pursue the stuffed target, my wife sat next to me & quietly whispered “Get it, get it, get it!” [Via Danny Smythe]

Posted by John Nack at 8:03 AM on November 30, 2012
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