Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Slow Motion Video Of Sprinting Cheetahs

Notice how the head is held in 3D space but the entire body is moving through x, y, and z. Actually it holds itself in z pretty well, preserving energy for forward movement and not wasting it bobbing up and down. You can really see this from the front shots.


1 comment:

Bix said...

"The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal — as fast as 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph)."

75 miles an hour. I can't even fathom. I could do 4mph, maybe 5mph if something had designs on me for dinner. Which had me wondering how fast the fastest human could run.

"The fastest human footspeed on record is 44.72 km/h (27.79 mph), seen during a 100 metres sprint by Usain Bolt."