Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio of Cheetah from the family Acinonyx.

The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline (family Felidae, subfamily Felinae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. 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 (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds. This cat is also notable for modifications in the species' paws. It is one of the few felids with semi-retractable claws.

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Cheetah hunting from a termite moundCheetah huning the savanahClose encounter of the Cheetah kindCheetah in the long grassNursing cheetah cubsCheetah being chased by a TopiTopi Chasing a CheetahYoung Cheetah ProfileYoung Cheetah with hist tough kitten face on.Adult Cheetah with prey.Male Cheetah marking his territoryYoung Cheetah bloody faceCheetah on a killYoung Cheetah looking for prey from a treeCheetah climbing a tree to huntJuvenile Cheetah surveying the MaraCheetah Family Masai MaraCheetah, Acinonyx jubatus photographed by Jeff WendorffCheetah, Acinonyx jubatus photographed by Jeff WendorffCheetah, Acinonyx jubatus photographed by Jeff Wendorff