May 2020 wildlife photographer of the month – Jonathan & Angela Scott

Jonathan & Angela Scott are ​award-winning wildlife photographers, TV presenters and authors who have made their name documenting the lives of lions, leopards and cheetahs in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, as well as being patrons for CCF. Over the past 50 years, they have recorded every aspect of their existence and their travels through their stunning photography.

In addition to their artistry, Jonathan & Angela Scott have further transformed their passion into action by forming the Sacred Nature Initiative (SNI). This initiative aims to remind people of the fragility of our planet and the importance of reconnecting people to nature. ​The mission of the initiative is to Inspire, Educate, and Conserve, and the most powerful method for inspiration is the Scotts’ photography. The Scotts provided some amazing imagery for May’s wildlife photographer takeover, which you can see in full below!

Honey the cheetah and her 3 month old male cub Toto grooming in the early morning.


Cheetah cubs enjoying the last of the sunlight in a game of tag.


Honey the cheetah mother with 3 month old Toto one of the favorite stars of Big Cat Diary.


Cheetahs are at risk from the Illegal Trade. 300 cheetah cubs are smuggled out of Africa to the Middle East each year and kept as exotic pets. 70% of the cubs do not survive.

A mother cheetah and her 2 large cubs brave the Mara river in search of greener pastures – crocodiles and lions are always a danger.

Jonathan & Angela Scott have visited Laurie in Namibia on a number of occasions and have always been hugely impressed with her work, and say, “she’s developed real solutions to how people and wildlife can live together. Her work has the potential to not only save the cheetah, but help protect other predators that face human-wildlife conflict issues.”

In tandem with their Sacred Nature Initiative, Jonathan & Angela Scott have recently made their Fine Art Photography prints available online. With every purchase of their artwork, 10% of all proceeds will go towards one of the many wildlife organizations that their initiative supports, including CCF. For more information, and to browse their available collections, please visit ​their website.

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