Wildlife Wednesday: Cheetahs

For this week, we’re highlighting the lives of cheetahs through exceptional photography. From curious cheetahs on the lookout in Tanzania to a dog playing with a cheetah at the zoo, this picture selection explores the fastest land animals in the world.


Bariadi, Shinyanga, Tanzania.


“The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline (family Felidae, subfamily Felinae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of Iran. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal — as fast as 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m, and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in three seconds.” – Lea Duckitt

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium  - " I have a stick."

Columbus, Ohio.

Cheeta, Masai Mara (Kenya)

Rift Valley, Kenya.

Cheetah running 50mph

At Animal Ark, a wildlife sanctuary near Reno.

Cheetah Cubs Running and Playing

Masai Mara, Kenya.

Cheetah Run

This photo selection is inspired by the “Cheetah, mother nature’s masterpiece!” group.

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite wildlife photos, and include the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with WildlifeWednesday.

We look forward to seeing your contributions and featuring a new selection of your photo submissions and ideas every Wednesday here on our blog.

Previously featured for this series: Wildlife Wednesday: Foxes