Cheetahs on the edge – director’s cut

Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes meeting a cheetah up close and personal. What I remember with delight is the deep purr, the rough tongue and the clarity of the cat’s eyes as he considered me face to face.

Always one of my favorite wild animals, the cheetah amazes on so many levels. But in this spectacular footage, there are details only visible when the video is being shot at an astounding 1200 frames per second! (Typical video is 30 frames per second, by comparison.)

Enjoy this footage — Cheetahs on the Edge And then for more information on cheetah conservation, visit