This is absolutely stunning. I love slo-mo video at the best of times, and this is a fantastic example. Make sure HD is turned on, whack it up to fullscreen and sit back and enjoy.
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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