Working with wildlife is both risky and fulfilling. It can be a troublesome occupation to catch the best photos of these creatures, and also tiring. One man never expected this would happen when he chose to lie in the grass to rest.

Dolph Volker is a volunteer at the Cheetah Experience in South Africa, where the number of inhabitants in these enormous felines are being preserved. They can be very shy animals who don’t take extremely well to human interference in their every day lives. In any case, Dolph has been working for a considerable length of time to gain the confidence of these creatures, and the greater part of his diligent work has paid off.