Cloudy Eye, The Mother


Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Cloudy Eye of the Marsh Pride and her four-month-old daughter. People sometimes question the degree to which our animal brethren feel emotions. Spending long periods of time with the Marsh Pride has reinforced our belief that we should take nothing for granted in our judgement of other beings. Lions so evidently feel pain, anger, fear, joy, a sense of shared identity, loyalty to their pride mates, a sense of place - home - and of great distress and loss when they lose their cubs. Watching the tenderness and care with which Cloudy Eye would lick, groom and nurture her daughter - the only surviving cub of that litter - was particularly emotional for us to observe and is beautifully rendered in this loving image taken by Angie early one morning in Musiara Marsh. The late Barry Lopez in his marvellous book Of Wolves and Men captures the wonder of time spent in the company of wild creatures: “I learned from River that I was a human being and that he was a wolf and that we were different. I valued him as a creature, but he did not have to be what I imagined he was. It is with this freedom from dogma, I think, that the meaning of the words “the celebration of life” becomes clear.

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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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