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Why the Cheetah’s Cheeks are Stained by Damienne Bingham

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Why the Cheetah’s Cheeks are Stained by 

Kapama Cheetah Project
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa. 2009

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
Canon EOS 400D
Canon 28-135mm
f/5.6, 1/200s, 132mm, ISO 100

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“Favourite Image of the Year” at A Little Bit of Everything
“Favorite Baby Wildlife Photo Challenge” at Baby Wildlife of the World
“African Cats Challenge” at AFRICAN BEAUTY
“Picture You’re Most Proud of/Tie Breaker” at FEATURED WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
“Safari or Zoofari Challenge” at International Women’s Photography

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“Endangered Species – Cheetah Challenge” at Nature Photography Challenge
“Catching the Light Challenge” at AFRICAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
“Let’s Find Babies Challenge” at The Scavenger Hunt
“I just need a few more features Challenge” at 10+ Features
“Favourite Image of the Year Challenge” at A Little Bit of Everything
“Best Wildlife & Nature Photographer Challenge” at WILD AFRICA
“Group Avatar Challenge” at Baby Wildlife of the World
“SOFT Challenge” at Amazing Wildlife
“Animals in Captivity Challenge” at JPG Cast-Offs
“African Wildlife Challenge” at Amazing Wildlife
“Any Baby Challenge” at Baby Wildlife of the World
“Young Blood Challenge” at AFRICAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
“We Are So Cute Challenge” at Featured for a Challenge
“Whoa…Did You See That? Challenge” at Amazing Wildlife
“Your Favourite Capture Challenge” at Animals of Africa
“Picture You’re Most Proud Of” at FEATURED WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
“Favourite Image Challenge” at Baby Wildlife of the World
“Big Cats Challenge” at The Addicted Photographer
“Images that Make you Smile” at Canon Photography Only
“September Featured Members Challenge” at Nature in Its Entirety
“Your Favourite Work Challenge” at ImageWriting
“Can’t Find My Way Home Challenge” at ImageWriting
“Wildlife Challenge” at The Power of Photography
“November Challenge” at Animals of Africa
“Mother Goose Stories Challenge” at Peace, Love & Tranquility
“Matching Backgrounds Challenge” at Peace, Love & Tranquility
“Talk To Me Challenge” at Truly the Best
“C is for Cat Challenge” at Alphabet Soup
“Baby Big Cats Challenge” at Photography Challenge Group


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Nature in Its Entirety
Baby Wildlife of the World
Mysteries of the Past and Present
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I am a freelance photographer originally from Brisbane, Australia, and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

I enjoy many forms of photography – with a particular interest in travel and nature photography. This diversity can be seen in the range of genres and styles in my portfolio

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  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness – this is just too adorable. You are amazing.

  • Thank you! I know right? So cute!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Daniel Rosselló
    Daniel Rossellóalmost 4 years ago

    You are a lucky person for being in this place !!!!! excellent image!!!

  • I know, I’ve been very priviledged to travel as much as I have! Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallalmost 4 years ago

    brilliant shot :) xxx

  • Thanks Denise!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Val!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful..great capture.

  • Thank you Brian, glad you enjoyed it

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Elizarose
    Elizarosealmost 4 years ago

    Wow, that’s amazing!! Soo cute~

  • Thanks Eliza!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walteralmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture with beautiful color and light.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • tdn14277
    tdn14277almost 4 years ago

    Stunning + beautiful capture:)

  • Thanks Tim, so glad you enjoyed it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Alison M
    Alison Malmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Damienne this is just extraordinary!

  • Thank you Rose!

    – Damienne Bingham

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