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, 3 August, 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.

We believe that over 100 million years ago, this natural mineral salt pan first formed. Furthermore, here are some other interesting facts about the salt pans:

  • It spans roughly 25% of Etosha National Park.
  • You can see the pan from space because it’s enormous.
  • There is very little vegetation existing in the pan, only some soft tolerant grasses exist.
  • For flamingoes, it is the only mass breeding ground in Namibia. At times there can be about 1 million flamingos in the pan.

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, we can see how long its tail is.

The African Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is in category vulnerable in the IUCN red list. Unfortunately, with around 10,000–12,000 individuals left in the wild, Cheetahs are Africa’s most endangered big cat.

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