Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

A black and white fine art wildlife photograph features the elegant Cheetah walking on a salt pan from left to right. As it walks on the endless salt pan, the beautiful, distinctive pattern of its fur stands out.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 17 September, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure time: 1/900s
  • ISO: 6400
  • Focal Length: 560mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 5238 by 2095 pixels (WxH).

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That gorgeous Cheetah is walking on a salt pan from left to right, leading our eyes across an endless vastness. Indeed the beautiful, distinctive pattern of its fur stands out in this wildlife fine art photograph of the cheetah. As it walks on the salt pan, we can see the empty expanse of the salty plains.

Female Cheetahs are solitary, living alone, or with their young. However, males live in small family groups of 2–3 brothers, we know as coalitions. An interesting fact is also their long tail. Indeed they steer and keep balance because of the long muscular tail, which has a flat shape. Essentially the tail acts as a rudder on a boat. In this fine art photograph of the Cheetah walking on the salt pan, you see how long its tail is.

Some Facts About Cheetahs

  • Cheetahs are Africa’s most endangered big cat.
  • It is the fastest land animal. It can reach up to 112km/h / 69 miles per hour.
  • They chase their prey up to 200 – 300m / 218 – 328 yards.
  • The animals prefer daytime to hunt, as they want to avoid other predators like lions, leopards, and hyenas.
  • In the wild, a cheetah can reach 11 – 12 years of age.
  • Cheetah cubs stay with their month until they are 18 – 22 month old.

The African Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is in the category vulnerable in the IUCN red list. Unfortunately, with around 10,000–12,000 individuals left in the wild,

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2 comments for Cheetah Is Walking On A Salt Pan

  1. Hanneke

    “Love the tenderness in this picture”. It’s a lovely fragile image. ❤️

  2. Suzanne Jeffery

    Stunning monochromatic effect.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      This fine art cheetah photograph looks best in black and white for sure.
      Thank you very much, Sue.
      Cheers Anette

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