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.
To see other fun critters you can click here.