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Hello monkeys

By Karuma1970
Three cheetahs spread out, patiently walking through the scrubland of the Mara shortly before dusk on the lookout for prey. You often see cheetah standing on termite mounds to get a bit of elevation so they can look for game. Anything to give themselves a bit of height. Like a car. We had pulled up in their path but some distance away. They came ever nearer and then 'thud' as the leader jumped up onto the vehicle to get a good look round. Our vehicle had an open roof so why not see what was inside?
There were four of us in the car. Two dived into the foot-wells and assumed the foetal position. The other two desperately hastened to switch the telephoto lens to a standard one (I could have reached out and stroked him) and started to click away. You are on this site so I'm pretty sure which choice you would have made. After a minute or so, and a good look round, it was back to looking for that evening meal.

Tags: Africa Cheetah Cat Mara Safari Kenya Masai mara Wildlife and nature Kenya wildlife

Voters: mj.king, derekd, Badgerfred and 26 more

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18 Nov 2020 10:12AM
Great pose captured Mike,
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
18 Nov 2020 10:15AM
Lovely shot!

Arne Smile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2020 10:47AM
Excellent image. Adorable pose with good eye contact...
Isabel GrinGrin
18 Nov 2020 10:48AM
Wow! Great capture.
18 Nov 2020 11:22AM
Quite an experience, and you were cool enough to take this brilliant shot.
richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
18 Nov 2020 11:35AM
Excellent opportunity well taken.
18 Nov 2020 1:31PM
An opportunity not everyone would want. Glad you held your ground and captured this!
18 Nov 2020 7:22PM
If it had been a leopard I feel I would have behaved very differently.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2020 7:49PM
A smashing close up and great title!
18 Nov 2020 7:52PM
Wonderful image. What a story an exciting and thrilling experience. I would have taken a picture and hope it would eat the camera lens rather than me. Debs
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
19 Nov 2020 11:54PM
A fantastic shot of this very curious looking cheetah !!
Also a great story to go with the image.


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