Under Mom's watchful eye

Owed To Nature

Boston, United States

Artist's Description

Acinonyx jubatus
Atop a rock kopje in the plains of the Serengeti, a cheetah mother stays alert so her two young cubs can relax and soak in the African sun.

On a personal note… Cheetah is my favorite animal. And this was taken in my favorite place – the Gol Kopjes of The Serengeti. It was my first private safari, my first digital camera, my first time seeing little cheetah cubs. We spent 2 hours with them, basking in the glow of pure African sun. Memories forever framed and treasured in my memory. This moment stays the clearest of them all. I still feel the blood rush through my heart as Mom slowly raised herself to scan the vast horizon. A slight breeze blows and we relax… All is right with the world.

Canon EOS 300D (the original Digital Rebel)
Canon EF75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lens

FYI: My first image uploaded to RedBubble on September 7 2010

Featured by the Groups:
You Big Softy October 18 2010
Live and Let Live January 26 2011
Wild Nature Photography February 5 2011
Photography Challenge Group March 16 2011
Wild Cats In Their Environment May 22 2011
Animals of Africa – Best of the Best November 3 2011
Images Of Endearment November 29 2011
We Sell Art November 30 2011
Cats and Dogs December 8 2011
High Quality Images December 11 2011
Afrikaans April 19 2012

Top Ten in the Challenge:
A Meaningful Moment Animals – Moments Caught in Time Feb 2011
Photography Challenge Group Big cats with Spots March 2011
Amazing Challenge Entertainment Spots & more spots July 2011
Animals of Africa Mother Love October 2011
Animals of Africa February Avatar Challenge for March 2012 March 2012
Afrikaans Cheetahs in Africa April 2012


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