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Cheetah at Rest

Cheetah lying down Caption: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) at rest, lying in short winter grass, Mashatu Game Reserve, Tuli Block, Botswana. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Olympus C2100 UZ digital; Focal Length: 380mm equivalent; Aperture: F3.5; Shutter Speed: 1/100; ISO: 200

Location: Mashatu Game Reserve is a private reserve situated in the Tuli Block of far eastern Botswana. The area boasts a diverse wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, marshland, open plains and rocky outrops.

For the safari visitor, there is abundant wildlife and the area is known for its large herds of elephants. Predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena are attracted by large numbers of migrating wildebeest, kudu, eland, and impala.

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