Mtombi (meaning “little girl”) is a rescued cheetah at the Marula Camp, Tshukudu Game Lodge in South Africa. In this photo, she had been still for some time so the photographer decided to lie beside her and pretend to take photos. They found out later that Mtombi had caught wind to a nearby pride of wild lions—in the photo you can see her sensing their presence.
Photographer Chris du Plessis grew up in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa and spent most of his free time in Kruger National Park, spotting, observing and photographing wild animals. He received his !rst camera at 22 years of age and his destiny was sealed.
In 2007 he teamed up with SA direct to provide stock footage for them— that is when his passion for video work became a profession. Chris has filmed the diverse regions of South Africa for commissioned projects from governments, universities as well as the national and international private sector. His travel films, still photography, documentaries and promotional material meet and exceed international travelogue requirements. Chris now lives in Germany promoting his films and photo safaris. Photo: PhotosOfAfrica.com