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Watchful Murphy

By Lillian  
This is the male Cheetah called Murphy

and yes, you guessed it I was also in his enclosure with him
V2 myself in with Mia, as have been asked to see different ones

Again as you can see in full sunshine, and hand held.

Thank you all for your comments on the white lion cub
and special thanks to Steve and Ricky for your User Awards

internet keeps going ...again!!! at least gives me time to process the 3000 odd photosWink


Tags: Sunshine General Kent Whf Male cheetah Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
9 Aug 2013 7:23AM
What a stunning image Lillian...a typical cheetah pose, superb photography as usualGrinGrinGrin

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SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 7:29AM
Wow what a handsome fella he is and I love the bottoms upBlush from Mia.SmileSmile
Tigger1 4 3 England
9 Aug 2013 7:37AM
Brilliant shot! Well focused, with the tail nicely blurred to suggest its movement and speed. I like it!
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
9 Aug 2013 7:39AM
More beautiful images, Lillian, I trust the keeper was close by in V.2 Smile Carol
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 7:42AM
V1 is an absolute stunner, very brave in V2!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 7:56AM
Love V1 with that ominous tail wag (always worrying in a cat) and the butt view of Mia is excellent. Lucky you to be in the enclosure.
Super images Lillian, great pose captured in V1,
9 Aug 2013 7:58AM
Really like these shots, congrats.

9 Aug 2013 8:17AM
Lets hope they fed him before you entered the enclosure.............isn't it dangerous going into his domain, you hear of keepers being mauled by these wild animals........SmileSmileSmile
9 Aug 2013 8:23AM
gorgeous shots especially v1
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 8:29AM
Two fantastic images Lillian

johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 8:33AM
Two good images I like the unusual POV on v2.SmileSmileSmile
Regards John.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Aug 2013 8:38AM
Very up close, Lillian and very personal of Mia's rear GrinGrin Lovely body shape of Murphy as well.

9 Aug 2013 8:39AM
some tails heh ??
DeSilver Plus
9 13 11 England
9 Aug 2013 8:44AM
Two great shots but V1 is a real cracker. Smile

Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
9 Aug 2013 8:46AM
Another superb image Lillian !! I like the way he is bowing in submission before you, kissing your feet Smile
7 10 10 England
9 Aug 2013 8:53AM
Don't you feel just a little bit nervous Lillian? You look so relaxed.Smile
9 Aug 2013 9:05AM
Lillian must trust the keeper not to mention the cheetah. They are said to be fairly easy to domesticate but........ Wonderful images the backview is extraordinary especially seeing you smiling at the front end.

widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
9 Aug 2013 9:07AM
Amazing V1 Lillian SmileSmile

jdinne 13 16 England
9 Aug 2013 9:18AM
Stunning Lillian and your very brave Smile
Great expression and I love the tail.


You'll be running away and joining the circus next Lillian.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 9:53AM
Two more remarkable image of this darling creature, you are indeed very lucky and privileged to be amongst such animals

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 10:53AM
Beautiful image of your old friend Murphy.
Sorry you missed out on my UA yesterday as like you I gave it to Lynne for all her beautiful
work. You've had some lovely images in recent days and your bravery is remarkable.
I presume it is only very well known and trusted people who are permitted into enclosures?
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 11:16AM
Excellent images LillianSmile

PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 11:55AM
Superb POV on V1. Excellent shots Lillian. paul
I am really enjoying your wild life images Lillian... beautfiul GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
9 Aug 2013 12:25PM
BRILLIANT LillianSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 12:43PM
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Aug 2013 1:03PM
A wonderful capture in V1, Lillian...V2 really made me chuckle! Grin
Trev Smile
A beautiful cat and beautifully captured.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
9 Aug 2013 1:34PM
V1 is beautiful Lillian. He must be very tame to let you in and be so unconcerned......Sandy
9 Aug 2013 2:05PM
Another duo of wonderful images, Lillian!
I love the look of concentration in V1.

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
9 Aug 2013 2:06PM
A beauty Lillian.
9 Aug 2013 2:07PM
Ready to go.........................
Super pose, you can feel the tension.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
9 Aug 2013 2:12PM
Well you are still here Lillian,
so it must have been a smooch and not lunch !!
Great shots.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
9 Aug 2013 3:28PM
Super shots, yikes he looks set to pounce on you !

Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 5:09PM
V1 is an outstanding picture. Its hard to believe the speeds these can reach, they can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3 seconds, a Ferrari cant do that
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 5:37PM
A swishing tail with a cat always makes you wary - two beautiful shotsSmile
9 Aug 2013 5:37PM
WOW! what a great shot in V1 Lillian, and so good to see you in on the action on V2. This just HAS to take my award today, yes once again, and SO looking forward to meeting up at the Castle.

John Smile
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 5:39PM
Splendid shots;
glad you had a good time.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 6:20PM
Beautiful captures.🐆😊

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
9 Aug 2013 6:24PM
Two very lovely shots Lillian.GrinGrin
pks 12 2 England
9 Aug 2013 7:11PM
9 Aug 2013 7:36PM
Two fantastic shots Lillian Smile
9 Aug 2013 8:04PM
2 wonderful captures Lillian. V1 is awesome and V2 made me smile, i would've loved a smooch with him too GrinGrin

Am so envious... ring you tomorrow.

9 Aug 2013 8:55PM
Two great images, but V1 is a stunner one.
sable 8 9 7 England
9 Aug 2013 9:12PM
Two amazing images - Elizabeth xx
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 11:09PM
It's great to share in your wonderful experience.Smile

9 Aug 2013 11:17PM
Two great shots Lillian. Cathy
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3530 Canada
10 Aug 2013 12:16AM
You are brave. I believe Cheetahs are more like dogs than cats, so maybe you were safe enough!

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2013 10:08PM
V1 is beautiful, just look at the sweep of that tail! Ah, and thanks for V2, another one that has to be precious because someone took the trouble to take it for you. That smile looks real, Lillian, just love the rear end and bowing posture of the cheetah. Wow!
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 5:57AM
Well lillian I wouldn't be able to keep a steady hand if I was inside the fence with this big cat...
Both images are wonderful... Brava! Grin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Aug 2013 10:44PM
I love it how the bokeh dots repeat the cheetah pettern.
a wonderful expression Smile too!!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Aug 2013 12:30PM
Love both these images Lillian, you look so relaxed in v2. It must have been a real breeze handling the big pussycat that is the Tomcat yesterday!Wink

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