This spectacular footage was uploaded to Vimeo in November 2012, but today is the first time I’ve seen it. It’s mesmerizing.
Credits come at the end and, appropriately, begin with the names of the cheetahs (five of them) in the film. The remaining credits run with scenes of how the filming was done, including one shot of a cheetah sprinting at normal speed. The contrast after all the slo mo is stunning.
Notes from Vimeo:
— Winner of the 2013 National Magazine Awards for best Multimedia piece of the year —
Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. Combining the resources of National Geographic Magazine and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of an incredible 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 … is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.
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