October 26, 2010
South African Cheetah
I'm sharing the cheetah photos directly after the leopard photos so you can notice the difference: leopards have "rosettes" and cheetahs have "spots." But the easiest way to notice which one it is (for me) is that cheetahs have a black line down each of their cheeks. The lines are called "tearmarks" (tear as in crying, not as in ripping). Take a look.
Cheetah on the lookout (he doesn't seem to consider Emily to be a meal)
See the "tearmarks" on his cheek?
Good camouflage colors
Even just before the rainy season, there was still some greenery
Cheetah on the prowl
David and Jason took some great photos!
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