“Close” – Near Kruger National Park, South Africa – Tom Svensson – Featured Photographer
This is the type of wildlife image that I strive to get when I am out it the field. The one where you can smell the animals breathe through the photo. Wide angle shots of dangerous animals make you wonder how the photographer got there in the first place and if he/she is going to be the predator’s next meal. Well after reviewing Tom’s Portfolio http://www.tomsvensson.se/ I can assure you this isn’t his first time on the menu. Please check it out and see for yourself. You can also follow him on Facebook to stay up to date on his latest adventure https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tom-Svensson-Wildlife-photographer/48595275479?sk=app_109486035783059.
This photo was taken when I had a workshop in South Africa. We were driving around a waterhole when we saw a cheetah coming, so I jumped out of the jeep and ran down and out into the water in hopes that she would stay and drink from it. These cheetahs were use to people so she wasn’t scared of me standing in the water. And cats normally don’t like water so I had to stand still and take the photo when she drank. Later our guide was attacked by a cheetah and ended up with a big scare in his face.
shutter speed: 1/2500
Focal length: 24mm
Shoot in manual
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