Aditya S Nair

The Murderous Pharaoh - SPECIAL EDITION: Photographer of the Year (Nominations and Highly Commended Award)

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Maasai Mara, Kenya (2020)

‘The Murderous Pharaoh’ – a member of the famous cheetah coalition of five, Tano Bora, in the middle of a zebra meal. 

I titled this image ‘The Murderous Pharaoh’ because of the nature of the cheetah’s pose and the blood dripping down the chin, very much resembling a pharaoh’s beard. The brutality of a cheetah kill often goes unnoticed. The violence involved and the fierceness displayed left me at a loss for words.

I'm delighted that this image was considered as "Highly Commended" by the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021 Competition. It is currently also a finalist in The Greatest Maasai Mara Competition.

Special edition prints have separate pricing.


Printed on Canson Baryta 310gsm. A light gloss finish with an extra smooth texture. Museum grade paper that creates whiter whites and deeper blacks with a reflective coating that brings the image to life.



SMALL: 8" x 10"

Size including border:

8.4 x 10.4 inches (21.3 x 26.4 cm)

Border: 0.2 inches (0.5 cm)

Edition of 100 prints.


MEDIUM: 16" x 20"

Size including border:

16.6 x 20.6 inches (42.2 x 52.3 cm)

Border: 0.3 inches (0.8 cm)

Edition of 50 prints.

LARGE: 24” x 30”

Size including border:

25 x 31 inches (63.5 x 78.7 cm)

Border: 0.5 inches (1.3 cm)

Edition of 20 prints. 


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