A VISUAL JOURNAL
I just returned from a 2 week volunteer project with Wildlife ACT Film at Zimanga Private Game Reserve near Mkuze KwaZulu Natal, where endangered and vulnerable wildlife species are monitored.
Up early at sunrise we set out at the back of the 4×4 with telemetering equipment and cameras looking for the pack of 6 African Wild Dogs, Kalahari a male cheetah, a breeding herd of elephants and just checking the where-abouts of Vukhile, a female leopard who gave birth to two cubs a few months ago.
Kalahari, the cheetah was easier to track because he has just fed on an antelope the day before we arrived and stayed for several days in one place, although not near enough for us to see him clearly. Until one day he decided to get moving in full view, much to our delight.
Cheetahs are included on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of vulnerable species (African subspecies threatened, Asiatic subspecies in critical situation).
It faces various threats including competition with and predation by other carnivores, a gene pool with very low variability and persecution by mankind.
It is a charismatic species and many captive cats are “ambassadors” for their species and wildlife conservation in general.
- Cheetah: Wikipedia
a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing.
the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.
In this collection of collages the idea of joining together photos that are infused with colour, is to elicit emotions that are buried under the surface of normality. It is also an opportunity to get in touch with the inner dream state.
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER SUSAN GREEFF FROM SOUTH AFRICA