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?