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Copyright ©2008, Tor H. Lanton

May be not "my best" for 2007 - but one of the shots I like the best. Taken in The Central Kalahari - Deception Valley (Botswana) in Janury. About 5:50 in the morning - we were driving through the bush and suddenly this very pregnant cheetah was looking up from her breakfast with blood all over her face!

Photographer: Tor H. Lanton
Folder: Your Best of 2007
Uploaded: 2008-Jan-10 15:13 EST
Copying allowed: No
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus ED 150mm f2.0
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 400
Aperture: 2,0
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Focal Length: 150mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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You really captured the cat in its environment, and it looks like it is licking its chops looking at you...

Geno Sajko HoF Win ¤ $1 at 23:39 EST on 2008-Jan-10 [Reply]


excellent photograph from composition to color to subject. I envy the opportunity you had. george

george shaw ¤1 at 20:25 EST on 2008-Jan-11 [Reply]

Thanks Geno and George,

It was quite a magic moment - only lasted for a few seconds before she diaspeared in the bush. The southern Africa is very interesting and I recommend anyone that may get the possibillity - go to Africa with your camera! (Im looking forward to my next trip - dont know when yet but I hope it will not be to long ...!)

Tor H. Lanton1 at 13:15 EST on 2008-Jan-13 [Reply]


Timely capture. You make me feel like |I want to go there! Miow!

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 14:11 EST on 2008-Jan-26 [Reply]