Word-of-Day-Challenge-Leap

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leap

jump or spring a long way, to a great height,
or with great force.
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A cheetah showing off for us…

 

…after our encounter of the best kind.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Jittery

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jittery

nervous or unable to relax.

My hand was steady enough

to pat this cheetah…

…however, about 20 years earlier I was passed over

for a training/supervisor’s job because

of my shaking hands.

I was told I looked too nervous.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Jittery

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African eyes…

…at Elephant Whispers….

…a cheetah at

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

 

 

Say Hello to ‘Limpy’ the lioness.

So named because she was born

with a malformed foot.

This night while on a game drive

a sharp bend in the track nearly

had our vehicle run over Limpy.

She settle 15-20 feet away, called to her cubs,

then turned and looked at me.

I still get goose bumps all over when I see this image.

No fences, no barrackades,

just mutual trust separated us.

Sadly she had to be put down

in less than twelve months

as she had contracted a contagious disease

of some sort.

R.I.P Limpy

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Eyes

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Toy
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I have ave opted for wildlife again today,

though mostly big cats this time.Our last excursion (in 2013) was to Tshukudu Lodge,

about twenty minutes from our base at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

We were greeted by this cheetah.

She is wild, feeds herself and

was not around for the next group.

Although…

after a hard morning of modelling and

having her ears patted

she followed us back to the Lodge

where she availed herself of

refreshments from the pond.

A local kudu up close.

This cheetah was at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.

Have you noticed the pearly white?

Leading the really big cats is Limpy

who was/is my favourite lioness.

She died just under twelve months after this was taken.

 

The King presiding over his pride, which…

blocking the road when first sighted.

 

How many lions can  you see?

Okay, take my photo, but I am not smiling.

By the way there is at least 6 of us in the photo above.

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More ‘detail’ photos in my

Photo a Week Challenge, this week

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Pic and Word Challenge: Detail

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 In keeping with Cee’s Wildlife theme

from earlier in the week I  have again

returned to Africa for my  

double letter words this week.

Cheetah one and…

Cheetah two.


The friendly Giraffe.

 Some Hippopotamuses.

Wildebeest heading for water

at the beginning of a hot day.


 Not sure if this is ‘Willy’ the Wildebeest or not. 

If it is, he has fallen victim to the

laws of the jungle since 2013. 

He learned, the hard way, that cats

move quicker than wildebeests can.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Double-Letter-Words

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Peek

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Peek

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M peeks are from South Africa.

Should…

not…

be…

any…

 

reason…

for…

 

any…

further…

commentary.

These eyes were all taken in

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The lions, both cubs and adults were no more

than twenty feet from our vehicle.

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One Word Photo Challenge-Cheetah

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My

Cheetah

not

Jaguar 

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My substitute Jaguar is a Cheetah this week.

The first two shots were taken at…

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre

in South Africa.

This series of images were taken at….

Tshukudu Game Lodge…

located a short drive from

Sausage Tree Safari Camp,

our home away from home.

 At Tshukudu Game Lodge, the cheetah

wandered up the track, through our group

and flopped down waiting to be patted.

Then it wandered home with us.

I’m sure where is my breakfast was on her mind.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Cheetah-Jaguar

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One Word Photo Challenge-Glue

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Glue.

Towards the end…

of our first African Safari…

we all agreed… that it was sights like these…

which held Africa’s tourist trade…

in place.

In essence, these sights were the ‘glue’…

for without these sightings to see and photograph…

Africa’s tourist trade would fall dramatically.

Which is why poaching of any description,

or trade in the products of these animals, must cease.

In my opinion and that of others as well.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Glue

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A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Gap

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My contribution for Word of the Week

“Gap”

Challenge this week.

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Once up here…

cheetah_0251 …she still was not high enough…

cheetah_0256 …so she decided to jump the gap between branches…

cheetah_0257…so she could get up a few feet higher…

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…and have a good look around.

More of these photos at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – “Gap

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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