Portrait of an escape artist.

Officially there are no cheetahs roaming around ‘free range’ in the Eastern Cape; unofficially it is estimated that a few hundred are in the wild. They are regarded as escape artists by owners/staff of game reserves and sanctuaries. Sometime ago I bumped into some ‘escape artists’ near Nature’s Valley (Tsitsikama National Park) in the Eastern Cape. That’s where I took this close up portrait. (Canon 135mm).

Isn’t she a beauty?

Some Wildlife; Eye for an Eye

For me wildlife photography is communication with the subject; not hiding the the bushes with a super telelens. But then … I’m not a wildlife photographer.

Pictures shot with an 18-135mm zoom lens.

Sometimes the eye for an eye approach does not work; Ostriches with their head in the sand or flamingos (first photo) with their head in the water …