Adventures in REDD+,  Biodiversity,  Wildlife

Cheetah Sighting

Our rangers see wild cheetahs at least twice a month.  I will probably see them twice in my lifetime. I had my first pass while driving through the sanctuary with the models for the third day of our photoshoot.

As if they were waiting for the photographer, ready for their close up, they glided along the edge of the water tank silhouetting their sleek bodies against the morning skyline.

cheetahs at Rukinga. photo by

Unfazed by our presence within their 15 feet radius, they went about their business of lounging in the dawn’s cool mist before the sun started baking the red Kenyan earth.

Magnificent creatures.

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