Friday, December 21, 2012


These are repeat photos I took a few years ago when we went to a zoo while on vacation.  I am using them again to go with a link of a short video sent by a friend, which I have added below.  

It is a dream of mine to one day go on a photographic safari in Africa.  These people in the video had an amazing encounter when a cheetah jumped on their jeep and stayed for several minutes.  "Don't move", "no problem", said the driver.  I don't think I would need to be told twice, I would have been transfixed like deer in the headlights, or in this case the cheetah's sight-lights.  I'm not sure I would have wanted to get that close to a wild animal no matter how beautiful, but happily it turned out well and was just one of those once in a life time experiences that they are probably still talking about today.  Cheetah's are such noble animals, they move so majestically!  I did chuckle at a young man's comment asking Edward if he could get a lion up there next time.  Hmmmm.......I don't think so!  

The link is here.  I would like to thank my friend Gerri for sending this to me in an e-mail.

Camera Critters

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