Photo of the Day Contest
Sibellas View by Etienne Oosthuizen
Saturday, 9th March 2013

Sibellas View

by Etienne Oosthuizen

Meet Sibella, the mother Cheetah from Samara Private Game reserve that is completely habituated to humans, this is a wild free roaming 100% self self sufficient cheetah, I spent an afternoon with her, remarkably I was on foot ... well here is the full story
Equipment: 5dmk2 70 - 200mm f2.8 IS
Etienne Oosthuizen
I am a professional guide with an irrepressible enthusiasm for Wildlife photography. A born and bred Zimbabwean and having grown up on a tobacco farm I was exposed to the great outdoors from a young age. Now with more than 10 years' experience in 5 countries and many hours spent behind a camera. I have realized that photography has the potential to become the greatest conservation tool at our disposal and with the power of Social Media and the Internet we can help the Natural world in the 21st Century.

Sibellas View by Etienne Oosthuizen was photo of the day on Saturday, 9th March 2013. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Pamela North

9th March 2013 at 8:30 am

Thank you Etienne for such a beautiful shot of this magnificent animal.

9th March 2013 at 10:04 am

Thanks for showing this; I hope Sibellas does well.

9th March 2013 at 10:14 am

Thank you … if you want to see more images from this day and the story to go with it read here



9th March 2013 at 11:00 am

You love those big cats, don’t you? You do well to capture their beauty. Would love to see some lions.


9th March 2013 at 12:37 pm

What a sweet beautiful photo! Love the vastness of the area.


9th March 2013 at 2:18 pm

Your background and intense love of the wild and photography yielded a magnificent ‘capture..BRAVO


9th March 2013 at 3:31 pm

What a beautiful animal and story. I hope she and her cubs do well.

E Mancuso

9th March 2013 at 5:11 pm

Beautiful photo. She’s lovely, and en rapt in the view. Thank you. Wish I could visit some day.

Laura Milholland

9th March 2013 at 6:12 pm

A marvelous shot of a marvelous creature. Thanks for sharing the story with us, as well as the super photo.

9th March 2013 at 9:01 pm

What an amazing backdrop! Stunning!

Robyn Gianni

9th March 2013 at 9:40 pm

Lovely Ets!

10th March 2013 at 3:39 pm

my goodness this is a special shot!
If i were there i would be doing the same thing.

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