My Sunday Photo | Cheetah

It’s the weekend once again so it’s time for another instalment of My Sunday Photo.

I’m afraid it’s another from theĀ fabulous Safari we went on back in December 2013, but we just have so many fond memories of that experience that I’m probably going to have to bore you all with rather a few of them!

This was captured on our first ever game drive.

As we rounded a corner we stumbled directly across a mother cheetah and her two cubs. They were only a few feet away from the vehicle. Although they knew we were there, they are familiar with the game jeeps as the area is one of conservation so they monitor the animals on a regular basis. We were so lucky to just sit there and watch in awe as the beautiful and fluffy cheetah cubs played boisterously with one another until the mother decided it was time to leave. Cautiously she started sniffing at the air, and surveying her surroundings, which is when this photo was taken.

She is completely wild – and only wears the collar for her own protection and for conservation and monitoring purposes.

It was an amazing moment. Such an impressively beautiful and majestic creature.

My Sunday Photo - Cheetah

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  1. 24th May 2015 / 5:50 am

    That is awesome!

  2. 24th May 2015 / 7:30 am

    Woweeeee! That’s such a great clear shot. Looks fab! #MySundayPhoto. I’m now going to proceed to count the spots!

    • 29th May 2015 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you – it was so amazing to be up so close to such an amazingly beautiful animal. Steph xxx

    • 29th May 2015 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you so much Helen. It was so wonderful to have such a close encounter. Steph xxx

  3. 24th May 2015 / 11:47 am

    Stunning photo, I would love to visit a safari…that might be a trip in the Summer

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    • 29th May 2015 / 6:33 pm

      Majestic was the word for it! Such a beautiful creature. Steph xxx

  4. 25th May 2015 / 1:15 pm

    What an amazing photo. I was lucky enough to do a safari in Tanzania. So nice to see the animals in the wild. #MySundayPhoto.

    • 29th May 2015 / 5:20 pm

      It really is the best ever experience isn’t it! I could do it all day everyday and not get bored!! Steph xxx

  5. 25th May 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Wow … what a wonderful moment. It’s one thing to see them on TV, it must be another to see them in person. They are such protective mummas, aren’t they. #aNoviceMumCommentLuv
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    • 29th May 2015 / 5:19 pm

      They really are truly awesome mummas!!! Watching them care for their little ones is just beautiful! Steph xxx

  6. 25th May 2015 / 2:56 pm

    That is a gorgeous photo. We got to see a number of cheetah in safari in Namibia and some of them were half tame and strokeable. They purr!

    • 29th May 2015 / 5:17 pm

      Amazing aren’t they!!! And although dangerous – I still wanted to give them a massive cuddle! Hahahaa. Steph xxx

    • 29th May 2015 / 5:17 pm

      It really is a wonderful animal. And when you see them so close up, and in their wild surroundings, you realise that although they are a dangerous animal, exactly how fragile they are, especially with huge lions around. Thanks so much for your comment. Steph xxx

    • 29th May 2015 / 5:14 pm

      They are stunning aren’t they. Was such a pleasure seeing it in the wild. Thanks so much for your comment. Steph xxx

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