Composite of cheetah in action, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
This photo is a composite of two successive frames of a single cheetah in action. At the larger sizes the non retractable claws of the cheetah can be seen (cheetahs are the only large cat where this occurs). Cheetah can run at speeds of up to 115 mph, so it was a good photographic challenge to get sharp shots of them in action. Fortunately the strong morning light allowed a fast shutter speed. Several other photos of the action can be seen here http://goo.gl/JQtHw.