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A young leopard cub strays a few yards from its mother and pauses briefly in its attemps to climb a small tree. A few days later she was sadly killed by a hyena when her inexperienced mother took a kill back to their den. Sabi Sands Private Reserve, South Africa.
A pride of eighteen lions of mixed ages and looking in need of a meal, gathered closely in the early morning to greet a returning female. Sabi Sands Private Reserve, South Africa.
This image was shortlisted for 2018 GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and published in Outdoor Photography Magazine in June 2018.
A collared cheetah, the only image from Okonjima to make it to these pages. This was the first time I had seen telemetry used to track wild cats and this one, together with its brother were closely guarding an impala kill. Unperturbed by humans, this cat shoulder checks the horizon for competing predators.
This image appeared in Outdoor Photography magazine in May 2018.
It was shortlisted for Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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 passionate encounter between male and female lions ends with a characteristic roar and snarl. According to the experts, lion couples mate at the rate of two to four times per hour, with each copulaton lasting around 20 seconds! Etosha National Park, Namibia.
This image was shortlisted for Asferico International Nature Photographer of the Year 2019.
A lioness secreted under thick undergrowth looks out intently on human passers-by. Etosha National Park, Namibia.
A young juvenile cheetah, resting and shaded from the heat of the day, alongside Twee Palms Drive, Etosha National Park, Namibia.