About this series

From 0 to 100 and 100 to 0 in less than 3 seconds. What does it take for this outstanding feat? Evolutionary engineering under the supervision of the best engineer on earth – Nature.

Slim, muscular, and lean legs to minimize air resistance, a small rounded head set on a long neck and a flexible spine to maneuver at will, a deep chest with a flattened rib cage enclosing the lungs of a Sherpa to churn in O2 to feed 150 breaths per minute.

Special thick pads on its feet for traction and a long tail that acts as a rudder to steer, stabilize and balance. Non-retractable claws, an adaptation to help maintain traction like a soccer player’s cleats. Distinctive black “tear tracks” running from the inside corner of each eye to the mouth serve as an anti-glare mechanism for daytime hunting.

With flexible hips and free-moving shoulder blades, the cheetah's skeleton is a sort of spring – storing and releasing energy at will – attaining a stride length of an incredible 25 feet per push.

A cat so incredible yet so vulnerable, fewer than 8000 roam the wild. The onus is on us – the humans – to take steps to prevent these wonders of nature from going extinct.

Here’s my tribute to the gems of the Savannah – Cheetahs

Subodh Shetty


A Travel photographer hailing from India and based in Dubai for the past 14 years, Subodh Shetty is a multi-disciplinary photographer. With Portraits and Street photography as the main area of focus, Subodh also associates himself with Wildlife, Astro, Drone, and Deep Space Photography. “World is my canvas and I’m nothing but a painter,” he says when asked about his multi-genre approach.

Subodh runs his travel photography company, ‘Photowalk Connect,’ in Dubai and has done over 75 Travel workshops across the globe. His works have been published in Nat Geo, Guardian, CNTraveller, Practical Photography, Nikon Asia, and more. His work has been published across 5 continents as part of the ‘Atlas of Humanity’ collective. Subodh has also done TEDx Talks in Dubai and is an affiliated photographer with Nikon.