This is the most insane thing I have watched this week: A National Geographic film crew captured insane slow mo footage of cheetahs running 60+ MPH using a Phantom high speed camera filming at 1200 frames per second.

The film is a companion piece to the National Geographic article “Cheetahs on the Edge.”


60mph+ Cheetah Run

Cheetahs on the Edge–Director’s Cut from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.

Making of the Video

Cheetah Project National Geographic Magazine from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.


See more at Cheetahs on the Edge: Directors Cut
For more on the conservation of cheetahs and other big cats, check out the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative.


Hat tip Laughing Squid

Category: Science, Weekend

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3 Responses to “Cheetahs: Full Speed Running in HD Super Slow Mo”

  1. Greg0658 says:

    another big cat vid that came up in the bar last nite ..
    (saw over the last 48hours – forget where)
    momma lioness looses a cub to a crock crossing a pond then must leave her other – after antelope crush its hind quarters
    its alive – dragging itself across the jungle floor
    she is seen blink’g sigh’g and silently walking away to crys of “mommie” |-;

  2. rd says:

    Perfect conservation of energy like watching a great dancer. The cat’s head and front shoulders don’t change elevation at all as it moves at a speed that would get it a ticket on some interstates. Everything is focused on propelling it forward.

  3. Chief Tomahawk says:

    At least they used some faux bait tied to a cord rather than Bob from accounting.

    Per chance, did they film other members of the animal kingdom as well so long as they had gone to all the time and trouble to setup the equipment? Who doesn’t want to see the thunder of a charging rhino in super slow mo?