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The sunrise hunter.


Posted by Marc on Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:09 pm

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Cheetah will often hunt with their backs to the sunrise to take advantage of the glaring low early rays as they sneak up on their prey grazing at breakfast time. Not long after this shot she headed with her back to the sun and quickly brought down an adult Thompsons Gazelle.

Eastern Serengeti- TZ.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:43 pm
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A formidable look in those eyes-so intent. Great story too. Beautiful shot!
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by david fletcher on Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:06 am
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Cracking shot Marc! On the money!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:56 am
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Thankfully you caught her facing the sun so that the light could catch those beautiful tawny eyes, Marc! Beautiful subject and beautiful shot!

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by ADKShooter on Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:34 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Thankfully you caught her facing the sun so that the light could catch those beautiful tawny eyes, Marc!  Beautiful subject and beautiful shot!

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+1. Agree totally with Carol's thoughts.  A real beauty of a shot.
 

by gregc on Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:32 pm
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Nice POV, the angle of the light gives the subject good depth.
 

by Neil Vanderwolf on Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:03 pm
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Those eyes...wow! Love the stance and dynamic light, amazing photo all around.
 

by Marc on Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:51 am
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