Zawadi and Safi


Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. We have spent more than forty years following big cats in the place we call our second home - the Maasai Mara National Reserve on the border between Kenya and Tanzania’s great Serengeti National Park. The way to truly understand another being is to spend long periods of time in their presence learning something about their character and personality, the things that distinguish one individual from another. Zawadi (Half-Tail’s daughter) stole our hearts. We followed her intermittently throughout her sixteen years of life and last saw her in early 2012 at the place we call Leopard Gorge, the focus of our book The Leopard’s Tale (Elm Tree Books, 1985, and now in paperback through Bradt, 2013). This image was taken on the dawning of the new millennium - 1 January, 2000 - along Fig Tree Ridge a few kilometers north of the Reserve boundary. Our greatest hope when becoming involved in the lives of other animals, is eventually to be completely ignored, to blend in to the surroundings, to become as unthreatening in their world as the wind and the trees. This kind of rapport is rare but not impossible. We achieved it with Zawadi, and her relaxed and trusting nature was transmitted through her behavior to her cubs. This image of Zawadi and her four-month-old daughter Safi is one of our favorite images; a beautiful memory that we will always treasure.

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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. 

Evoke the Magic of the Natural World

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.

Thank you card

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. 

Production Details

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.

Shipping Information

We are proud to offer Free Global Shipping on all prints from the Open Edition collection. Open Edition prints will ship within 2 weeks of purchase. Prints are shipped unframed for efficiency and quality assurance.

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We're committed to giving back so for every purchase we donate 1% to organizations we support within the ethos of The Sacred Nature Initiative.

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Whenever possible, all of our products are made from sustainable sources such as organic cotton or recycled materials.


Each and every one of our products are custom made-to-order. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, keeping sustainability in mind.