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Over the last 25 years, the AfriCat Foundation has rescued over 1100 cheetahs, lions and leopards that have been trapped as a result of human/wildlife conflict on the farmlands in Namibia.
Amongst other conservation programmes, the AfriCat project provides an environment for previously non-releasable large carnivores to hone their hunting skills. Based on a 22,000-hectare nature reserve at Okonjima in central Namibia it allows for cheetah and leopard to become self-sustaining prior to returning them to their natural environment.
Prior to release in the wider park, cheetahs are protected at the AfriCat Carnivore Care Centre where they are given food and care, including the exercise necessary to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.
This image shows the morning exercise routine of one of those cheetah, chasing an electrically-powered, mechanical lure moving around a circuit at 100kmh.
A portrait in black and white of Rimpfischhorn , Switzerland (4199m), first ascended on 9 September 1859 by Sir Leslie Stephen KCB.
I took this shot during an ascent of Allalinhorn in 2013.
I watched this lioness sitting in the shade of a hot, sunny day alongside another restless female who was imminentlly due to give birth. A hundred yards away both were watched intently by a small herd of zebra. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
Matriarch elephant leading her small herd to the waters of Silale Swamp, Tarangire National Park.
This image came second in 2017 WMP Digital Photography Section Annual Awards.
This photograph of a captive eagle owl in flight, was taken in a field of clover outside the Barn Owl Centre, Gloucester. Unusually, for a bird of prey centre, this bird is not restrained by jesses.
This image won the “Photocrowd” new-member vote in November 2017.
Small herds of zebra drinking quielty by the watering hole are almost invariably spooked by some, occasionally real, but usually imagined threat. I timed this backlit shot to take advantage of the young foal in the foreground and sparkling water drops kicked up in the panic. Nebrowni waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
This image was published in Wildlife Photographic magazine in September 2018.
A new-born gentoo penguin chick at Volunteer Point yawns in satisfaction whilst its parent tidies the ground around the nest. Taken whilst lying on the ground in penguin debris; the low angle enabled me to exclude distracting elements and view the scene from the chick's point of view. East Falkland, Falkland Islands.
This image was shortlisted for the 2017 Asferico Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.
Every morning from about 0330, Magellanic Penguins bray like donkeys (hence their nickname 'Jackass Penguins'), anouncing their intention to go to sea. This one joined the chorus as I caught it, silhouetted against the breaking dawn. Volunteer Point, East Falkland, Falkland Islands.
Returning from a hard days fishing at sea rockhopper penguins patiently wait their turn to have a freshwater shower and drink.This allows them to complete the preening process necessary to maintain the condition of their precious feathers. Although initially wary, the penguins soon grew accustomed to my presence. I lay down under the shower to get the necessary perspective for this shot. Saunders Island, Falkland Islands.
This image was expert-commended in the 2017 Bird Photographer of the Year awards.
A cheetah pauses for a moment during a dawn patrol, looking over her shoulder, straight through me and my companions. Timbavati Private Reserve, South Africa.
Sabi Sand game reserve is internationally renowned for the opportunity it offers for observing leopards in a completely natural environment. This female was patrolling along a beach at the outer edge of her territory, periodically stopping to scent-mark her territory as a warning to intruders. Kruger Private Reserves, South Africa.
I watched this scene unfold for several minutes. A female king penguin was courted by two males until she finally made her decision and chose her mate. The pair then sent the loser on his way. Volunteer Beach, East Falkland, Falkland Islands.
Female leopards routinely mark their territories using scent glands. This individual is about to use a scent gland in her cheek to scent mark a bush on the boundary of her domain.
An adult barn owl peers down from his temporary residence in a ventilation duct on the side of my neighbour's house. Cumbria, UK.
This leopard had sensibly secreted itself in dense vegetation and avoided a soaking from a heavy downpour, which is more than I can say for myself. While we paused to watch him, I paid the price for occupying a full row of rear seats to myself. When we pulled forward, the rainwater that had collected in the canvas canopy went over the rear edge, onto my head and straight down my collar. Yuk! At least my cameras stayed dry.
Captured from the confines of a hide I love the high degree of symmetry, silken fur of the giraffe's head and the pouting top lip as she stoops to drink. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa.
This image was a finalist in 2018 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year; shortlisted for 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year and published in Outdoor Photographic magazine in June 2018.
A curious young male impala turns his head in a quirky position and looks fleetingly back over his shoulder. Timbavati Private Reserve, South Africa.
A pair of zebras create an interesting pattern as they pose together. Timbavati Private Reserve, South Africa.
This dramatic opportunity at Sandsend in North Yorkshire was created by combination of winds and high tide. It took some patience to get this image and I was soaked in the process by a wave hitting me from behind!
This image was judged The Guardian photograph of the month in July 2017 and came joint third overall for the year.