Filming a Sprinting Cheetah at 1,200 Frames Per Second

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals on Earth. Combining the resources of National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, the team used a Phantom camera filming at 1,200 frames per second to capture a cheetah at its full sprint. The result is nothing short of mesmerizing:

Read more about this initiative here. Also check out the accompanying National Geographic article, “Cheetahs on the Edge.”