Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Free and Easy

~~~~~

My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto

Free and Easy

challenge.

~~~~~

Our second last morning on safari was destined to be a walk with the cheetahs.  No-one knew exactly what to expect and when told the cheetah we were supposed to walk with was out hunting, I was ready to go home.  Last thing I wanted to look at was  the flora and fauna….not sure why….just had the going home bug I think.
cheetah_0023-1So here we were listening to our guide when a member of our group exclaimed, “Looks like we’ve got company.”  I looked in the direction pointed and this is what I saw.  A lone wild cheetah, freely wandering up the track to our group.
~~~

cheetah_0026-2

She came to us with a free and easy gait which left no-one in any doubt that she was the boss.

~~~

cheetah_0029-4I only took this shot took give everyone an idea of how close she was, not knowing that she was going to split the eighteen inch gap between me and another member of our group, weave her way through the rest of our group…

~~~~~

cheetah_0033-5

…and flop down in mid road like a moggie waiting for someone to pat her.

cheetah_0142-6

And pat her we did.

~~~

cheetah_0149-7

However, she did take exception to one or two people and gave them a ‘gentle’ nip.

cheetah_0048-8

~~~

cheetah_0209-9

And who would have thought that a wild cat would  freely join in single file walk back to the camp.
~~~

cheetah_0233-5

We were also told that cheetahs do not regularly climb trees and just to prove our guide wrong she easily bounded up this tree.

To see what happened next click on this link;

 More photos here in A Word a Week Challenge

~~~


Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Free and Easy

image

~~~~~

~~~

Wordless Wednesday-Cheetah

~~~~~

Walking with a Cheetah

~~~~~

Our second last morning in South Africa was scheduled as ‘a walk with a cheetah’.  We set out with high expectations.  Alas, our cheetah was nowhere to be found.  Off ‘feeding’ was the explanation.  All we could do was follow our guide while he pointed out various animal tracks, dung and types of flora.

Cheetah_0025aI was listening attentively when a voice announced, ‘We’ve got company’.  This was the sight to which the speaker was referring. 

~~~~~

Cheetah_0029a

I could not believe what I was seeing.  She sauntered down the road, split the two foot gap between me and another member of our group, wove her way through the rest of the group…

~~~~~

Cheetah_0060b

…and like any house cat flopped down where she felt it was comfortable and waited to be patted.

~~~~~

Cheetah_0057b

All the time she kept an eye out on what was going on around her.

~~~~~ 

Cheetah_0257b

Afterwards she showed us that she could climb trees…

although going up was far more graceful going up,

than coming down.

~~~~~

Cheetah_0177b

What a beautiful, majestic face.

~~~~~

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

~~~~~

Craftyspices.com_Wordless Wednesday

~~~~~

 

A-Z Challenge-Q

~~~~~

My contribution this week’s Q challenge.

~~~~~

giraffe

We were told, that it is not often that giraffe quench their thirst while people are around.

~~~~~

Cheetah_0308

Our second last day was a scheduled ‘walk with the cheetahs’.

While this is not the one we walked with it was simply roaming around…..

~~~~~

Cheetah_0317

…or beginning a breakfast queue.

~~~~~

Q-Q-Q-challenge

image

by frizztext

~~~~~

A Word a Week Photography Challenge-Fur

~~~~~

My contribution for Word of the Week Challenge this week.

~~~~~

During our South African Safari, our tour hosts Imagine Africa Safaris took us to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre.

~~~~~

Cheetah_0301-moholoholoa

Our first encounter was with this furry cheetah…

~~~~~

DSC_0310-moholoholoa

…who smiled graciously, showing its dental hygiene was up to standard, while we stoked and felt its gorgeous fur…

~~~~~

Cheetah_0303-moholoholoa

…before having a taste of people…

~~~~~

Mmmmm!  That tastes Good

…a really good taste.

~~~~~

Cheetah_0301-moholoholoa

Fortunately it did not look in my direction.

~~~~~

Established in 1991, the

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre 

rehabilitates sick and injured wildlife

as the name suggests.  

Our cheetah encounter was the first of many

encounters that day, so more posts to come.

Click here to find out more about Moholoholo.

~~~~~

 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE– “Fur” 

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

~~~~~

~~~~~