Portrait of a Cheetah

The other day, a few years ago, we walked into a group of ‘escape artists’ in the Eastern Cape. I seems a virtual impossible task for game reserves to keep their Cheetahs within the own boundaries. It was around noon and hot and the animals were lazy. I made myself big (never make yourself small when portraying wildlife with a 100mm lens) and kept the camera low.

A ‘professional’ wildlife photographer in our village told me that it was impossible that Cheetahs in the Eastern Cape are free roaming but he was nicely corrected by a nature conservator. He also claimed that it’s impossible to make a photo of a cheetah from such a short distance…. But then … if you stay a long distance from animals and picture them with a huge telelens and being afraid or the dog of the neighbour…. etc. etc.

I’m not a wildlife photographer but if I picture animals (be it a bird, cow or lion) I want to be seen by my subject.

Author: Herman van Bon Photography

" I like to explore the possibilities and limits of digital art, I just let it flow to see where it can go, sometimes the end result appears quickly, sometimes the creative process takes months and other times  the creation dies in its own beauty". 

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