The collective aim of the photographers is to use their imagery to raise awareness of the plight facing cheetahs. Remembering Cheetahs is the fifth book in the Remembering Wildlife series.
There are only around 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild. As well as being trafficked as a pet or killed for fur or body parts, cheetahs are impacted by habitat loss and even high-density tourism. In Iran, the Asiatic cheetah is down to fewer than 50, while in India they have been extinct for 60 years.
People remain the key to the survival of cheetahs and in these most difficult of times, looking after them is imperative, as is safeguarding land where cheetahs can live. Reintroduction projects, such as that being consulted upon in India, may become all the more critical.
“I’m humbled that, despite the enormous challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve still been able to produce this book,” says Margot Raggett, the founder of Remembering Wildlife. “As with all the previous books, this project is only made possible by the generous donation of images by many of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, working together under the banner of ‘Wildlife Photographers United’.”
A range of charities and causes will benefit from the funds raised from the Remembering Cheetahs book, including Serengeti Cheetah Project, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, Naankuse Foundation, and Action for Cheetahs.
A virtual gallery of the images is being run between 12-24 October, and a special online event is being held on Thursday 15 October to launch the book.
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To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.
Cheetah cubs in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. © Andy Howe/Remembering Cheetahs
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. © Ben Cranke/Remembering Cheetahs
Cheetah in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. © Benoît Bussard/Remembering Cheetahs
A cheetah in Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Bertus Venter/Remembering Cheetahs
A cheetah in Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa. © Dee Roelofsz/Remembering Cheetahs
A female cheetah with her cubs in Maasai Mara, Kenya. © Francesco Veronesi/Remembering Cheetahs
Cheetahs in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. © Fred Vogt/Remembering Cheetahs
Cheetah cubs in Maasai Mara, Kenya. © Robert L Keyser III/Remembering Cheetahs
Cheetahs in Ndutu, Tanzania. © Sue Morris/Remembering Cheetahs
Cheetahs in Maasai Mara, Kenya. © Vicki Jauron/Remembering Cheetahs
A cheetah surveys the land in the Mara Triangle in Kenya. © Adam Bannister/Remembering Cheetahs
Narasha (mother cheetah) holds an impala by its throat, so that her youngsters could practice their killing skills, in the Masai Mara, Kenya. © Alison Buttigeig/Remembering Cheetahs
A cheetah cub playing in a tree in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. © Andy Rouse/Remembering Cheetahs
One of the most famous cheetahs of the Masai Mara, Shingo, with her six cubs, as she tries to survey the plain for both threats and hunting opportunities, in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. © Elliot Neep/Remembering Cheetahs
A cheetah grooms her young cubs. © Marcus Westberg/Remembering Cheetahs
Four sub-adult cheetahs watching their mother hunt in the distance in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. © Margot Raggett/Remembering Cheetahs
A cheetah chases away a jackal which had been trying to steal its meal. © Michael Lorentz/Remembering Cheetahs
Cheetah at sunset at Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. © Tom Way/Remembering Cheetahs
Two sub-adult cheetahs learning to stalk in Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. © Will Burrard-Lucas/Remembering Cheetahs
An unusual coalition of five male cheetahs in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. © Xavier Ortega/Remembering Cheetahs
Cover of the Remembering Cheetahs book.