Rare footage of Amboseli cheetahs chasing a gazelle in a 120 frames per second slow motion [4K]

On the last day and the last hour of a 14-day, 5 am to 7 pm, back-to-back wildlife safari, I witnessed such an extraordinary encounter that I will remember it for the rest of my life.


It was a cloudy day in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The icy peak of mount Kilimanjaro was peeking out between the two layers of clouds. I suddenly saw three male cheetahs emerge from the bushes. They were keeping a close eye on every single move of a gazelle that was 200 meters away from them. It was apparent that Cheetahs would not let this opportunity go away. Similarly, I could not afford to miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of witnessing the spectacular drama unfolding in front of my eyes.


I got my gears set up, took the position, and waited for the greatest wildlife show on earth to begin. The moment gazelle entered into a certain range, cheetahs chased at the speed of light to hunt down the gazelle. Sitting alone and on the front row of the theater, I had the privilege to capture the whole story from start to finish in 120 frames per second. It was thrilling and also heartbreaking to see the plight of the prey. I told myself 'nature is brutal'.


A tear rolled down my cheeks as I could not have asked for a better ending to my trip. I did not want to leave this place but I had no choice. I had to reach Nairobi the same evening. As we drove away, the clouds cleared and the icy peak of Kilimanjaro was quite visible. In the distance, I could see a herd of elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, giving themselves a dust bath with ancient volcanic ash.


Share this video with whom you would like to visit this holiest land of wildlife. Let me know in the comments if you like the video.


This video is best experienced when youtube quality is set as HD or 4K, earphones are plugged in, and volume and brightness are set as high.



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