A Mother's Warmth


Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This photo depicts the cheetah mother, Shakira, and her cubs. Of all the big cats, cheetahs are the most vulnerable when it comes to raising cubs. They are built to run - not to fight; they rarely scavenge and avoid contact with larger predators wherever possible. In 2004 we had watched Shakira and her daughter Duma (the only surviving cub of that litter), so we were thrilled to find her with six tiny cubs in the summer of 2008 close to Governor’s Camp airstrip not far from where we are based. At the time we were preparing to film Big Cat Live and shortly before the series aired one cub disappeared. Male cheetahs play no part in raising cubs, so Shakira was the focus of their world. They relied entirely on their mother for their safety and survival, and were mobile enough to follow her. Shakira was to become the star of the series and we watched in awe as she defended her cubs against the threat of the Marsh Pride male known as Romeo, and challenged the spotted hyenas who inevitably followed as she searched for prey. Shakira raised three of the cubs to maturity—all females—a great achievement in such a competitive landscape as the Mara. Cheetahs often lose entire litters to lions and hyenas either before or shortly after emerging from their den.

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The Perfect Gift for Yourself or a Friend

It's hard to imagine a more perfect gift for a loved one (or for yourself!) than a beautiful glimpse of nature. Whether it's a striking landscape, an elegant wild creature, or an adorable young one—there's a gift for everyone on your list. 

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Whether it's the breathtaking savannah of the Maasai Mara or the beautiful frozen desert of Antarctica, welcome the magic of nature into your everyday life. What better way to remember and celebrate the wonders of our natural world.

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With every purchase from our Open Edition Collection, we will also send a thank you card printed with one of Jonathan & Angela's pen and ink drawings and a digital signature. 

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Prints from the Open Edition Collection are printed using Premium Inkjet equipment and materials. The paper is a beautiful Hahnemüle FineArt Pearl 285 GSM and the inks are archival grade to ensure long lasting reproduction and quality. Each Open Edition print is printed with a 1 inch white border on all sides.

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