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Remembering Cheetahs: Photo Competition Winners Announced

Remembering Wildlife, the groundbreaking charity picture book series, has announced the ten winners of its photography competition for images to appear in its forthcoming book, Remembering Cheetahs, which will help to protect the world’s most endangered big cat.

Andy Howe. Image taken in the Maasai Mara, Kenya

This year, Remembering Wildlife is bringing out its fifth book, Remembering Cheetahs. The competition was launched for photographers to get their work showcased in the photo-book. All in all, it received around 2,400 entries and raised more than £11,000 in entry fees alone. The majority of this money has already been donated to cheetah protection projects across Namibia and Kenya.

Image credit Benoit Bussard. Location – Maasai Mara, Kenya

The winning images will be featured alongside incredible photos contributed by some of the world’s top photographers, including the likes of Frans Lanting and Charlie Hamilton-James. It will also help raise awareness of the world’s most threatened big cat.

Picture credit Ben Cranke A cheetah uses a tree trunk as a viewpoint, disturbing a lilac-breasted roller from its perch Image taken in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

With approximately 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild, Remembering Wildlife aims to fund projects to protect these beautiful animals through the proceeds from the book. So far, the charity has donated £622,854 to 40 projects across 23 countries since it published its first book in 2016.

Image credit Bertus Venter Image location – Etosha National Park, Namibia
Image credit Fred Vogt Image location Maasai Mara, Kenya

The winning images tell powerful stories that give an insight into the world of these beautiful mammals. The line-up ranges from classic landscapes where cheetahs hide within sandy coloured grass plains, to intimate portraits and playful shots of cubs. Together, they portray a detailed and vibrant insight into the lives of cheetahs.

Image credit Sue Morris Image location Ndutu, Tanzania

“I’ve been absolutely blown away by the standard of the competition entries this year, making the selection process even more difficult than previous years,” says Margot Ragget, Founder of Remembering Wildlife. “I would like to congratulate the winners, and thank everyone for entering. I’d also like to thank the panel of judges who carried out this monumental job with aplomb.”

Image credit Dee Roelofsz Location – Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa.

Remembering Cheetahs looks to be another testament to the power of wildlife photography in helping conservation efforts, encouraging those who view these photographs to connect with this remarkable animal in need of our help.

Image credit Francesco Veronesi Image location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
Image credit Robert L Keyser III Image location: Maasai Mara, Kenya

Remembering Cheetahs will be published on Monday 12th October 2020. You can pre-order your copy or find out more about Remembering Wildlife on their website.

Feature image credit: Vicki Jauron. Taken in Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Currently studying BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography, Bethany is a nature photographer, specialising in all things British wildlife. When not writing articles, she can be found out in the South West countryside, photographing local natural spectacles from marine life, urban wildlife, and most recently starling murmurations.

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