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HSM photographers capture the magic of Inverdoorn

19 December 2012 in Photography, General

HSM photographers Sarah Woods and Kendall-Leigh Nash recently spent two days photographing wildlife at Inverdoorn Game Reserve in the Klein Karoo. ‘The main attraction is the chance to interact up close and personal with cheetahs (one of the most endangered large cats in the world),’ says Sarah, HSM’s senior photographer. ‘Inverdoorn’s rehabilitation and cheetah-breeding programmes are playing a major part to reverse this trend.’

Inverdoorn encourages all visitors to meet the cheetahs through first-hand, live viewings on safaris and wild cheetah encounters. They also offer exclusive access to their tame cheetahs – walk in the wild with them, watch them running (at 120 km/hour they’re the fastest animals on the planet) and get to stroke and feed them water as they relax in the shade.

They have also recently introduced elephants, which will soon be free roaming in the reserve, after a brief time of acclimatisation to the weather patterns of the area. They have three very impressive white rhinos that are free roaming, as well as three rescued lions, two hippos, a herd of buffalo, springboks, zebras, giraffes and various antelope. ‘The landscape of the wide open Klein Karoo is exquisite,’ says Sarah. ‘And combined with the animals at Inverdoorn made for an amazing photographic expedition.’

(Photography: Sarah Woods, Kendall-Leigh Nash/HSMimages)