Photo of the Day Contest
Here’s Looking at You by Morkel Erasmus
Thursday, 7th February 2013

Here’s Looking at You

by Morkel Erasmus

A young cheetah emerges from the dense summer grass in the Kalahari desert...and stares me down. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is an amazing place that continues to deliver stunning encounters with African predators like cheetahs, lions, leopards and caracals.
Equipment: Nikon D3s, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II
Morkel Erasmus
I have always been amazed by the natural beauty in the landscape, wildlife and bird-life of Southern Africa. Picking up a camera has just enhanced that appreciation and pushed me to further explore the wild places left in my native homeland. Join me on my website/blog, on Facebook and on 500px as I share my experiences with you! An Industrial Engineer by profession, and an accomplished artist across many genres, from music to poetry, I have always enjoyed whatever allows me to express my creativity to the fullest. Photography turned out to be the perfect 'marriage' between my engineering brain and artistic soul. Showing off God's glorious creation is something I enjoy immensely. You can now join me on safari with Wild Eye. Check out for more info.

Here’s Looking at You by Morkel Erasmus was photo of the day on Thursday, 7th February 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.



7th February 2013 at 2:49 am

Just so touching and marvelous…….


7th February 2013 at 3:27 am

Whoa! My first impression looking at this picture was fear! The Cheetah just appears suddenly out of the grass! Great shot!


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7th February 2013 at 8:05 am

Another stunning image Morkel! Congrats on another selection!

7th February 2013 at 10:25 am

Great shot; I love the look in her eyes.

7th February 2013 at 10:59 am

Great pic Morkel, I also love these animals! Love the green around the cheetah!>>>


7th February 2013 at 11:22 am

Beautiful and precious pic!

Piet Venter

7th February 2013 at 1:59 pm

Great image Morkel.


7th February 2013 at 3:44 pm


Stu Bowie

7th February 2013 at 5:36 pm

Love these type of images with the subject blending into the surrounding FG and BG. Congrats Mork.

7th February 2013 at 6:27 pm

Great pick morkel bro.i like ur passion for photography.cheetah is looking in this pick fearfull

7th February 2013 at 8:15 pm

Thanks everyone!!

Laura Milholland

7th February 2013 at 11:05 pm

Marvelous! Really tugs at your heart.

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