National Geographic

@natgeo 3 months ago
Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | // Supported by Nat Geo Society/Wyss Campaign for Nature committed to protecting 30% of the planet by 2030. // A young Thomson's gazelle leaps across the plains of Kenya's Maasai Mara at sunset. The gazelle was grazing among a herd of zebra and topi when it decided to stretch its legs by running at high speed for a few minutes. Thomson's gazelles are one of the world's fastest land animals, able to hit speeds of 55 miles per hour. They need to be fast: they're a favorite prey of cheetahs. So running and leaping like this might perhaps be a valuable activity, designed to keep them fit and practicing weaving and dodging—which could save a tommie's life one day. #campaignfornature

Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | // Supported by Nat Geo Society/Wyss Campaign for Nature committed to protecting 30% of the planet by 2030. // A young Thomson's gazelle leaps across the plains of Kenya's Maasai Mara at sunset. The gazelle was grazing among a herd of zebra and topi when it decided to stretch its legs by running at high speed for a few minutes. Thomson's gazelles are one of the world's fastest land animals, able to hit speeds of 55 miles per hour. They need to be fast: they're a favorite prey of cheetahs. So running and leaping like this might perhaps be a valuable activity, designed to keep them fit and practicing weaving and dodging—which could save a tommie's life one day. #campaignfornature