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Cheetah female

By ColleenA
Good morning, another rainy windy day in Cape Town
Once again thank you for all your votes and comments and a special thanks to Kathryn for her UA, I was chuffed.

This female cheetah was slowly making her way back after eating. (Early morning, the sun was just rising) We followed her awhile and then she headed into thick bush. She has 2 week old cubs which we weren't allowed to see as it compromises their hiding place and would therefore attract attention as they are very vulnerable to other predators at that age.

I will upload a V2 just for interest of her lying down, you can clearly see she is feeding and has had a meal.
You may have to view V2 as a smaller image as its a big file....uncropped as we were right next to her

Have a great day, I am chilling todayGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: LynneJoyce, ugly, S_Psharma and 82 more

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 6:12AM
I can only see V1 at the moment, will come back later for V2. Wonderful shot with the light brightening her left eye and the lovely light pattern in the background.

Got V2 now though I can only see all of it when viewed as normal rather than large. That distended tummy says it all.

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
28 Aug 2013 6:16AM
Stunning wild life work both images look equally beautiful.
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
28 Aug 2013 6:27AM
Another WOW from me Colleen, 2 super shots. V1 has such gorgeous light and the Cheetah's pose is great as well.

Andy
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
28 Aug 2013 6:40AM
Good morning Colleen !! Cold and windy but no rain yet Smile I really like these two images - especially V2 !! Great photos !!
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
28 Aug 2013 6:40AM
Two more superb captures, Colleen, she has a busy time ahead of her to feed and care for her two little 'uns. Carol
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:02AM
I want to be there with her Colleen
a special favourite of mine Cheetah's
you certainly captured her so beautifully with the backward look
like them both
Lillian
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:04AM
wonderful colour and light colleen super detail a belter nice one Wink
andy
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:19AM
She's beautiful and what a lovely expression.SmileSmile
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:21AM
Great images, V1 is particularly superb with excellent stance and composition.
Nigel
28 Aug 2013 7:41AM
Beautiful captures, Colleen!
George
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
28 Aug 2013 7:45AM
amazing to get so close and her to be so trusting GrinGrin
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
28 Aug 2013 8:13AM
Two lovely imagesSmile
NettaSmile
28 Aug 2013 8:29AM
really lovely to see
Those legs really are long!
28 Aug 2013 9:03AM
Love the over the shoulder look as if the cat is saying "Stop following me"..............GrinGrin
CDSINUK 4 223 England
28 Aug 2013 9:14AM
Just my favourite of the cats, beautiful capture Smile
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 9:15AM
Two stunners Colleen. Such a powerful cat! Smile

Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
28 Aug 2013 9:46AM
Classic pose and caught beautifully in the early morning light, Colleen.

Dave
28 Aug 2013 10:04AM
good pose and eye contact Colleen love it

Graham
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 10:06AM
Lovely capture Colleen, great patterns in the bgGrin
Diane
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
28 Aug 2013 10:07AM
classic shots of this most elegant of the big cats.
Joan.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 10:12AM
Wildlife photography dosen't get any better Colleen. Two quite superb image, each full of charms and so much appeal.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
28 Aug 2013 10:14AM
Love this image.

Pau
28 Aug 2013 10:19AM
Two excellent captures Colleen but V1 is really fascinating!
Effrossini
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 10:35AM
A beautiful image with the light raking across the scene - posing so well for you!
KateGrinGrinGrin
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
28 Aug 2013 10:36AM
To find studies here Colleen, good details.
Regards Richard
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 10:39AM
2 excellent images Colleen, V1 for me, well capturedSmile


Cliff
28 Aug 2013 11:03AM
Two excellent images, Colleen!
The pose in V1 shows just how alert these animals are.

Richard
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 11:10AM
She is certainly full to bursting in V2; bot are wonderful images, all big cats are so beautiful, even when they are hunting. Two great images here Colleen.

Tish
Two lovely captures good composition and light. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.
28 Aug 2013 11:32AM
2 great images. Love V1 for the pose & lighting.Grin
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 12:41PM
I wanted so much to have a cat as a UA and you come out on top..
Great work..
I hope to get some nice images just like you in a months time when I am in Tanzina.

Dave
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
28 Aug 2013 1:32PM
Well caught in the light here Colleen.
Good shots.
Mick.
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
28 Aug 2013 2:24PM
Two great views, I love that you can capture the cats in the wild!
28 Aug 2013 2:55PM
Love these safari pics, thanks for sharing.
28 Aug 2013 3:12PM
2 super shots. V1 has fabulous light and a brilliant Cheetah's pose.

Thank you so much for the UA, it is greatly appreciated

Christine
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 3:20PM
Two fine captures again. V1 is my fav but the poses on both are excellentWinkGrin
Ryan
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
28 Aug 2013 3:22PM
Two super captures, Colleen, but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile
debu 6 India
28 Aug 2013 3:50PM
Excellent images.
debu
ali63 Plus
4 741 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 4:01PM
2 wonderfully beautiful images Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile
Trev_B 9 148 68 England
28 Aug 2013 4:41PM
Two very fine images Colleen, I particularly like the light and composition in v1.

Trev
28 Aug 2013 4:47PM
V1 is superb , what a capture ColleenSmile
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 5:45PM
Two splendid shots
Ju
Mike_Smith Plus
9 302 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 6:41PM
Two beautiful shots Colleen, i was just looking at V1 and thinking how these are built the length of the legs etc, what makes them the fastest animal on the planet. I would love to see them in the wild
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
28 Aug 2013 7:20PM
Excellent Images Colleen! In v1 you have caught the light perfectly!! Good work!!
28 Aug 2013 7:21PM
Just love V2 Grin

P.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:31PM
2 wonderful images Colleen, love V2.
Brian
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
28 Aug 2013 7:34PM
Beautiful light and pose Coleen.
Rende
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:43PM
She knowsGrin

Adrian
28 Aug 2013 7:53PM
Great images - in V1 the eyes just jump out at you!
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
28 Aug 2013 8:17PM
Excellent capture.
Ty
28 Aug 2013 9:24PM
Very beautiful and interesting "cat " images, Colleen ! I love all kind of cats, and its very pleasant to look at them !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
I love the gleam you have caught in her eye Colleen...a beautiful image GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
29 Aug 2013 2:41PM
gorgeous shots though v1 is my fave for the light
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
29 Aug 2013 6:42PM
Gosh, that was a long scroll down in order to add my tuppence worth: what a wonderful experience just coming across this fine animal on the roadway, and a superb capture of it.
Ronnie.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Sep 2013 10:24PM
Love the over the shoulder look in v1, what a wonderful wildlife image that one is
MattK 4 63 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 11:01AM
A beautiful photo. I like the composition and the light (you made good use of the early morning light!).

A fantastic wildlife shot - one you should be proud of!
Barleybank 10 15 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 3:51PM
Love this shot, superb!

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