Canon 60D, 100-400L,220mm, 1/500, f5.6, ISO 1600

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me about the African bush is the way in which predators simply blend into the lanscape.

This cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) was in extremely close proximity, yet seemed to appear and disappear as he moved through the tall grass, as if by some conjurers trick. Only being able to see in black and white, this is the view from the prey’s perspective, greatly magnifying the challenges they face in avoiding predation.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • jozi1
    jozi1over 2 years ago

    Great shot,Dan,the black and white works well :)

  • Thanks very much Tony!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 2 years ago

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Please view your feature and participate in comments
    Thank You and WELL DONE!

  • Thanks very much Maggie!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonover 1 year ago

    Great capture. Looks good in b/w.

  • Thanks so much Christina!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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