Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Cheetah


Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya


MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa

18 comments:

Jacob said...

These are gorgeous creatures. But Mother Nature really screwed up...in order to survive, these things must eat other living creatures who also eat living creatures in order to survive, who also...well, you get the point...

Doesn't make much sense. In fact, it seems rather horrible.

Sorry...I guess I don't like that scheme of things very much...

Anzu said...

Thanks for your encounter and artistic skill.

It's wonderful enough to be natural posture of wise mother and innocent children.

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful creatures. But I'm afraid of the big cats :(

Barb said...

Your photos make me feel like I'm sitting right beside you and watching these beautiful creatures....Barb

Pooch Morning Glory said...

so im curious why the trees are black? maybe it is just in shadow? it looks really cool anyway.
they look so elegant.... just a bit like my 3 cats lying around on a hot day :)
~laura

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Absolutely stunning Jose!! I just love those with the kittens.

Great minds think alike hey? :)

joo said...

They are so pretty!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

JM They're Gorgeous! But I have to be honest, they do look scary. But your shots are just Wonderful! You captured their spirits on your photos!

Steven^^

Cezar and Léia said...

Dio mio!!! Você estava bem longe deles , protegido dentro de um carro, ou coisa do tipo...Esses priminhos da Luninha sao lindos, mas rapidos e parecem nao ser muito de fazer novos amigos! :)
As suas fotos estão maravilhosas, cada viagem incrivel e cheia de aventuras que você tem feito!Obrigada pelas fotos, adorei!
Abraços
Léia

Joanne said...

Que saudades eu tenho desta sensação... :)

James said...

That's really cool. It must have been nice to see animals in the wild.

Rajesh said...

Awesome shots of the beautiful and ferocious animals.

Ann said...

I like the two photo of the two little leopards hiding behind her.

Thanks for visiting.

tapirgal said...

How amazing it must be to see them in the wild. Great shots. Thanks for sharing them.

Regina said...

Such amazing safari!

Laurent said...

Magnifique !

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I was away in Italy for several weeks and did not catch up with your posts until now. These are outstanding photos. On our photo safari in Tanzania on which we saw lots of animals, we saw only one group of cheetahs. And they were partially hidden in the brush. You captured them very well.

Margaret said...

The Cheetah is my favorite big cat. When I lived in San Diego, I used to take my packed lunch, go to the Wild Animal Park every Saturday,and
sit at a picnic table next to the cheetah enclosure. He would walk over, and lie next to the fence 3 feet away. People would walk up to the enclosure looking for him, saying, "The cheetah is always hiding". (I told him, "Your secret is safe with me".) I'd stay and chat over an hour, and we'd both watch them train the elephants in the next enclosure.