A National Geographic film crew captured stunning slow motion footage of cheetahs running in excess of 60 MPH using a Phantom high speed camera filming at 1200 frames per second. The camera was mounted to a high speed track.
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 over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds.
Combining the resources of National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, we filmed cheetahs in a way that’s never been done before, for an article in the November 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine. See it at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/201….
The extraordinary footage that follows comes from multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming