Busch Gardens ~ Tampa ~ Florida ~ USA
Olympus SP570 UZ(20x optical zoom lens with 26 to 520mm equivalent focal length range ~ here at 520mm)
busch garden, tampa, florida, artisan image, olympus, square, cheetah, profile, animal, nature, jungle
Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gizmos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.Peter Adams
Three international agencies set the standards for an “extinct” or “endangered” rating.They are the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Several organizations are working to save the cheetah. The DeWildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre staff, located in South Africa and established in 1971, work tirelessly to rebuild populations of many native species – one of which is the cheetah. The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and The Africat Foundation, both located in Namibia, do research, educate local farmers in management techniques geared toward cheetah/livestock coexistence, and place rescued and rehabilitated animals in new habitats. Since larger predators have been eliminated from Namibian farmland the remaining cheetah and leopard populations find those areas most hospitable. About 95% of Namibian cheetah live on commercial farmland.
thank you anna !my best, francis.
What a beautiful animal…love the profile shot! She almost looks cuddly!
could you believe that her best friend is a dog ??? they were playing hide and seek !thank you karen !my best, francis.
thank you so much !my best, francis.
fantastic profile. what a beautiful animal
thank you dave !my best, francis.
thank you robin !my best, francis.
Beautiful image, Francis
Magnificent capture. What a gorgeous creature.
thank you bunny !my best, francis.