Infographic: The Anatomy of Speed, by Jason Treat

The Anatomy of Speed Infographic

The Anatomy of Speed, by Jason Treat, Senior Graphics Editor, National Geographic & Bryan Christie, Bryan Christie Design

When researching the cheetah’s anatomy, Jason Treat was struck by how all of its features accommodate the animal’s need for speed. “The thing that really sealed it for me was the way that the lungs and the heart are enlarged—it’s like a jet engine,” he says. The resulting infographic depicts the animal like a machine built to sprint.

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