Cheetahs are the fastest land animal

Amazing Slow Motion Video Cheetahs on the Edge. Director’s Cut Edition.

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal
This cheetah wasn't harmed in the making of that video. by: shutterstock
Amazing slow motion video of a cheetah running at full speed. This video is great, not only do you see the majesty of this big cat, but you also get a glimpse at the logistics that need to take place for a video like this to be made. If you pay attention, the first 1.8 seconds of the cheetah running take almost 2 minutes in real-time in the video.

This amazing slow motion video shows you all the muscles and motions of the cheetah. It is just mesmerizing to watch, then you realize the timeframe is just under 2 seconds, and you'll be amazed. The video then cuts into other shots and towards the end there's a small behind-the-scenes clip. All in all, the video is about seven minutes long, but worth watching.

Cheetahs on the Edge--Director's Cut from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.

Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. Combining the resources of National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, we documented these amazing cats in a way that’s never been done before.

Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.

The extraordinary footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.

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