Atop the Kopje

Atop the Kopje

£95.00Price

Engineered for speed with their aerodynamic body frame and lightweight skeleton, the cheetah is much slighter than Africa’s other big cats. As a result, they will do anything possible to avoid coming into contact with lions and leopards.

 

A strategy that male cheetahs have adopted to offer an elevated form of safety, is the formation of a coalition. This pact occurs when several males (who may or may not be related) band together so that they can hold a ‘better’ territory, take down larger prey items and share responsibilities like vigilant behaviour and territorial patrols.

 

This male cheetah is one of three in a coalition in the eastern Serengeti. One evening, we had left them sleeping by a riverbed with the hopes of catching them in the morning, but they’d disappeared! After searching for an hour, we came across this male by himself. He was quite distressed, was constantly calling to try and locate his brothers and had climbed a kopje to search for them.

In the same area, there were also three huge male lions and we think that at some point in the night, the lions may have tried to attack the cheetahs, causing them to split up and run.

Luckily the next day, we found all three cheetah boys reunited and unharmed, and with one thing on their mind.... a lady.

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Sustainably Sourced
Printed on FSC® certified paper, meaning that all materials are responsibly sourced and approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Professionally Printed
Printed on award-winning Innova Etching 315 gsm cotton rag paper.

Fighting Environmental Damage
By using responsibly sourced materials, we are fighting against irreversible damage to forests, people and wildlife.

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Delivering vibrant images with wonderful depth.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
As a conservation biologist, I have seen first-hand the amazing work that can be done with donations. I'm thrilled to be donating 20% of profits to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

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Why Lewa Wildlife Conservancy?

It's personal...

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a private reserve in the centre of Kenya. Originally founded as a rhino sanctuary in 1983, Lewa's rhino population has grown from 15 founding individuals to over 169 rhinos today. Lewa now holds 14% of Kenya's rhino population and is a leading pioneer in rhino conservation. By providing a suitable and safe habitat for threatened wildlife, Lewa has also enabled other key African species to thrive, including the critically endangered Grevy's zebra, elephants, lions, wild dogs, cheetah, the critically endangered Pancake tortoise and many more...

I have a masters in Wildlife Conservation and my thesis investigated black rhinos. I spent 7 months researching the black rhino population on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and I worked with some of the most inspiring, passionate and amazing people that I have ever met. I have witnessed first-hand the incredible work that is conducted on Lewa: vital scientific research, cutting-edge anti-poaching strategies, working closely with the local communities and providing educational outreach programmes to the surrounding schools. Lewa is truly a catalyst for conservation.

 

20% of all profits will be donated to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, specifically to the Research & Monitoring Department - my home for seven months, and a department whose work is vital for the conservation of several critically endangered species across the landscape. To find out how you will be helping, please visit www.lewa.org. Thank you!