Monday, April 21, 2008

By Request - Cheetah Images

A few weeks ago I had a request for some Cheetah Images so here goes. The following images were all taken late last year.




I did the following two images in Sepia to try and capture and remember a particularly sad moment. The male that is laying down was around 14 years old and visibly in bad condition - old age. This was the last time he was seen alive as he passed away a few days later.


It is always sad to see but perhaps we can rejoice in the fact that he had a very long life and died peacefully from old age.

The current Madikwe population consits of two (perhaps one) males so if I am lucky enough to get another chance to photograph them I will post more images of these amazing cats!

As always I look forward to hearing from you.

Gerry

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Hi,
Thank you so much for this blog about the cheetahs :) It is not only nice to see the pictures but I also enjoyed the background info on the old cheetah. The sephia was an extremely nice touch to a sad moment. These cats have a way at pulling at my heartstrings.

I enjoy your blog writing as it is nice to hear about your experiences in the bush. I find it very interesting and will continue to regularly check back :)