A visually stunning book telling the story of the fastest land creature on earth.
The cheetah is a highly specialized big cat. Long and sleek, the cheetah lacks the muscular strength of other big cats, such as lions or leopards but compensates for this with its agility and ability to move at great speed. Classified as an endangered species, the cheetah is under threat of extinction due to its loss of natural habitat as well as suffering from a genetic diversity.
In this book the authors follow cheetah families through key stages in their lives and explain its niche in the eco-system of the African savannah. The photography is outstanding.
Dr. Tracey Rich spent her childhood in the heart of the English countryside so it was not surprising that her life would be influenced by wildlife. With an interest bordering on obsession , Tracey pursued her chosen path through university years, majoring in zoology, specifically behavioural ecology. Adding this knowledge to a lifetime interest in photography gives her the ability to capture her wildlife images with a zoologist’s eye and the skill to capture the very essence of these animals in both her photographs and her articulate and informative text.
Author and editor of numerous publications, Tracey hopes to encourage others to discover some of the wonders of the natural world and to experience her passion behind the camera.
80+ colour illustrations