We discovered these three cheetah brothers in the early hours of the morning on a little hill nearby our camp. They formed a beautiful composition, which I was privileged enough to capture. Cheetahs are usually solitary animals, but sometimes they also form groups of up to two or even three animals. Later a ranger told me that only male cheetahs do this. Because a hunt is very exhausting for them, they sometimes stay together to split the effort. These three beautiful cats woke up, stretching and yawning and repositioning themselves all the time. Then, the one at the top of the hill paused as he spotted a group of gazelle in the valley below. After I took this picture they all got up slowly, stalking through the grass silently with their heads down, then crouched while waiting for the perfect moment to conclude the hunt. I was amazed at how quickly such a peaceful situation can change and it becomes one of life or death for the cheetah’s prey. It was a special moment.
This image of the PRIDE OF AFRICA Collection (African Wildlife) is available to purchase as a limited edition print in 5 different sizes.
The edition size is 101 prints per image plus Artist Proofs of which each size has a certain amount of prints allocated to it. All artworks are personally approved, individually numbered and signed by the artist, Klaus Tiedge. Each artwork is delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
We are using Giclee printing method on high quality archival fine art (Hahnemühle German Etching) paper.
For this image the following sizes are available (including white border):