Next week marks the start of Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild, a series of special programmes looking at some of animal world’s biggest and fastest members.
Ahead of the season, the channel has released this never-before seen footage of a sprinting cheetah, which captured every mesmerising nuance of the cats movement as it reaches tops speeds of 60 + miles per hour.
This was filmed by drawing on the skills of a Hollywood action movie crew, National Geographic and Cincinnati Zoo. The extraordinary footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.
Snow Leopard of Afghanistan on Monday 18th Feb at 9pm
The Unlikely Leopard on Tuesday 19th Feb at 9pm
Cheetah Fatal Instinct on Wednesday 20th Feb at 9pm
Jaguar Vs. Caiman on Thursday 21st Feb at 9pm
America’s Pet Tigers on Friday 22nd Fab at 9pm
Big Cat Week begins Feb 18th on Nat Geo Wild every week night at 9pm.