Glimpse Into a Fragile Future

$2,499.00

Namibia. When you gaze deep into the large liquid eyes of a cheetah, they reveal the soul of a great survivor, and a glimpse into a fragile future. Cheetahs may be the fastest animal on earth but today they are racing extinction. Loss of habitat and their natural prey, hunting by humans and the illegal trade in cheetah cubs have had a devastating impact on their survival. Up to 300 cheetah cubs are stolen from the wilds of East and Central Africa each year and smuggled to the Middle East where they are prized as exotic pets fetching up to $ 10,000 each. 70% of the cubs do not survive the journey. 

Today just 7100 cheetahs remain in Africa along with 40 Asiatic cheetahs clinging on in Iran. On two occasions these elegant big cats have recovered from bottlenecks - a greatly reduced population leading to inbreeding. The first occurred around 100,000 years ago when cheetahs expanded their range into Asia, Europe, and Africa. The second around 10,000 to 12,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. In this bottleneck the cheetahs of North America and Europe went extinct, leaving only the Asian and African populations. As large mammals died out across the world, the number of surviving cheetahs dwindled, which caused extreme inbreeding. Even though the number of cheetahs grew to as many as 100,000 during the 19th century, their genetic variability remained low due to the events that took place thousands of years earlier.

Angie's beautiful portrait captures the poignancy of our troubled relationship with wild creatures. It speaks to us of the need to make amends. Only by reconnecting with nature and nurturing the Planet - rather than simply exploiting it - can we restore a sense of balance to our world - and theirs. 

For more information about Jonathan & Angela Scott, check out their Artist Bio page or visit TheBigCatPeople.com.

Shipping & Returns

All of our prints are available to ship worldwide—using trusted international couriers and customized packaging solutions—to ensure safe delivery.

For more specific shipping information please see below in the details section.

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Production Details

Your print will be produced using the highest standards in the print industry; using gallery-ready archival paper and premium archival inks.

For more specific information please see below in the details section.

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Hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity

Each print within our Limited Edition Collections comes with a beautiful letter-pressed Certificate of Authenticity specifically associated with the print. The certificate is Titled, Numbered, and Hand Signed by Jonathan & Angela Scott, and shipped directly from their residence in Kenya.

Signed & Numbered

Each print within our Limited Edition Collections includes a Jonathan & Angela Scott's digital signature. Each print is also individually numbered.

Production Details

Our Limited Edition collection is printed using the highest standards in the giclée print industry. We use archival Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 315 gsm paper, which has a wonderful texture and excellent color rendition. Each print is printed on a 12-color Inkjet printer, and printed using LUCIA and LUCIA EX pigment inks. Our prints are created using archival materials and methods to ensure long-lasting prints. For each print, an artist proof is produced and reviewed to ensure quality before it is shipped to the buyer.  All limited edition prints come with a 2.5 inch white border.

Shipping Information

All of Jonathan & Angela’s Limited Edition prints will ship from the US. 

Shipping will happen as efficiently as possible, but please allow 4-6 weeks of processing time before the shipment is made. This is to allow ample time to print your made-to-order artwork and to ensure artist proofs are produced and approved. 

Worldwide shipping is available for all Limited Edition prints. Shipping costs are not included in the print price and will be calculated at checkout. For the Limited Edition Collection, shipping is free to the US. For the rest of the world, Limited Edition shipping is a $150 flat rate.

Prints are shipped unframed for efficiency and quality assurance. Please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service team at hello@bigcatpeople.com if you have any questions at all.

Pricing Information

The price for each Limited Edition print is based on its specific number in the collection.

There are only 12 prints available for each Limited Edition, regardless of size. Once all 12 prints have been sold, that particular photograph is no longer available for purchase as a print. As the number of prints left in the edition decreases, the price also increases to match the print’s value.

If you would like to know the exact number in the edition prior to purchase, please contact our Customer Service team at hello@bigcatpeople.com.

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Global Shipping

All of our prints are available to ship worldwide—using trusted international couriers and customized packaging solutions—to ensure safe delivery.

Premium Materials

Your print will be produced using the highest standards in the print industry; using gallery-ready archival paper and premium archival inks.

Made-to-Order

Each and every one of our fine art pieces are custom made-to-order, and specially printed and packaged by our highly vetted and acclaimed printers.