About Chris Prestegard


I've been passionate about wildlife photography since 2004. I strive to bring smiles to animal lovers around the world, and to share the warmth that I feel in my heart when I observe these wonders of nature.  

Like most animal lovers, I worry about our endangered animals and strive to bring awareness and support for their survival. Observing cheetah, leopard and polar bear families in the wild are my favorite subjects. For the last 7 years, I've been focusing on young cheetah cubs. I share what I've learned over the years on my extensive Travel and Photo Tips blog. Although time consuming, it's a labor of love. 

I've lived in Maui, Hawaii for 24 years, am originally from the Bay Area in Northern California, and my home away from home is Ndutu Safari Lodge, Tanzania. My career was in the telecommunications and software consulting field, managing various sales/marketing and business development departments.  

All images were captured with Canon professional cameras and lenses ranging from 14mm to 800mm.