National Geographic : 1999 Dec
DAVEHAMMAN Tag-team Pursuitof Prey Capable of speeds of up to 65 miles an hour, a male chee tah catches up with a lechwe in the wetlands of Botswana and attempts to swat it down with his paw (top). Desper ate and struggling, the animal manages to reach a water hole, but there the cheetah's brother joins in to wrestle the lechwe down for good. Lacking the strength of larger cats, cheetahs are masters of maneuvers. In this case, they hold the winded antelope underwater until it drowns-a form of cheetah kill rarely, if ever, before recorded.