Officially there are no cheetahs roaming around ‘free range’ in the Eastern Cape, South Africa; unofficially it is estimated that a few hundred are in the wild.
Cheetahs are regarded as escape artists by owners/staff of game reserves and sanctuaries. Sometime ago Herman van Bon (Instagram: @hermanvanbon) bumped into some ‘escape artists’ near Nature’s Valley in the Eastern Cape. That’s where he took this close up portrait. (Canon 135mm).
Isn’t she a beauty?
Prints available at Studio98 in Napier, South Africa.