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Cheetah called Mia

By Lillian  
Home and very exhausted from two days at WHF in Kent
stayed in a lodge overnight on the premises...brilliant experience

So many photos... 3 x 32 gb cards!! all hand held and in Raw format!!

Starting with Mia who let me share her enclosure...Wink
V2 Mia and I together
V3 Mia deciding if I was a worthy breakfast

Versions 2 and 3 taken with 60D Canon

Thank you for stopping by

many thanks to Kathryn, Colleen, Maureen and Becky for your Awards on the tiger


Tags: General Kent Cheetah Whf Wildlife and nature Lillian


23 Jun 2014 9:41PM
Brilliant Lillian. I can only see one so I will pop back in a bit. Cathy

All there now! Wow you could not get any closer!
gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
23 Jun 2014 9:43PM
This is a beautiful image Lillian, the clarity is amazing. - gary
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 9:44PM
Excellent Lillian, super looking CheetahSmile

netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
23 Jun 2014 9:47PM
Oh Waaw!!!!Lillian you are very brave.
Brilliant set of imagesSmile
gwynn56 10 88 England
23 Jun 2014 9:48PM
beautiful set of images SmileSmileSmile
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
23 Jun 2014 9:48PM
Wow, what an experience Lillian !
She is a Beauty !

Philip_H 10 1.5k United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 9:52PM
What a wonderful experience.

A fine capture too of this graceful big cat.

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 9:57PM
You captured a wonderful cat here Lillian

One to treasure methinks

morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 10:02PM
Outstanding set of images Lillian, what an experience to actually be in the enclosure with her

23 Jun 2014 10:03PM
Super set of images Lillian, like them all,
23 Jun 2014 10:08PM
Outstanding set of images, Lillian. Top class. The interaction with a top predator at such close quarters is unbelievable.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
23 Jun 2014 10:11PM

love the pictures!
bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 51 England
23 Jun 2014 10:13PM
V1 is a superb image. V2 and V3 - rather you than me.Smile
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
23 Jun 2014 10:19PM
Some experience !! Lillian.
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 10:23PM
wow wonderful experience and one i'd love too! superb set
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 10:23PM


love the pictures!

Yes I was stroking her Jennn, that photo is on another camera..and they will email it to me
really was a day of unexpected pleasures...went in with many of the follow
when processed...
will catch up tomorrow everyone
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 10:25PM
Wow, what an experience.
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 10:37PM
very nice work..

ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
23 Jun 2014 10:51PM
Lovely pictures of a rare experience.

Either she has just eaten or there will be more cheetahs soon!
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 11:11PM
What a privilege Lillian, a wonderful experience for you. Look forward to seeing more.
Peter GrinGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
23 Jun 2014 11:17PM
This is what you call getting in close and personal Lillian !!
Good shots.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 11:18PM
V1 superb Lillian but my goodness you are brave in V2 and V3!
Can anybody go in with the animals or just people like you who have
a real understanding of their habits?
Kate GrinGrinGrin
23 Jun 2014 11:28PM
A really superb set of images

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
24 Jun 2014 12:52AM
A wonderful set of images. You are certainly brave.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 1:12AM
Images to treasure...

Regards Nathan GrinGrin
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 2:10AM
Beautiful and inspiring! (Each shot got my heart racing...)
Soul stirring images! You are brave! Grin
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
24 Jun 2014 5:43AM
Superb captures, you must have had a wonderful experience, Lillian, and with so many photographs to show us , looking forward to more Smile Carol
24 Jun 2014 6:12AM
How envious am I!!!! You lucky lucky lady. Amazing photos and an amazing experience. Love them all but V3 for me. How awesome to be that close GrinGrin

Nigeve1 8 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 6:19AM
Amazing experience, great image V1.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 7:02AM
you are featured e2 piccy at the moment...
SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 7:22AM
How lovely to get so close to Mia she's beautiful.Smile
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
24 Jun 2014 7:33AM
They leave the oldies alone... they're just a bit too tough!!! TongueGrinGrin

Beautifully done, Lillian. No problems with that lens on this one... and 3 cards-worth handheld ... money well-spent.

fentiger 20 920 24 England
24 Jun 2014 7:34AM
Top class photography.

CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 9:11AM
My favourite big cat Lillian and how wonderful to be so up close and personal with her. V1 is superb and as for V2 and V3 I am very jealousTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueGrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
24 Jun 2014 1:30PM
SO COOL to be able to get that close to a cheetah! WOW SmileSmileSmile

Super shots, Lillian.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
24 Jun 2014 2:51PM
How very elegant Mia is Smile A wonderful set of images, Lillian, lucky you having the opportunity to be there - I'd want to stroke her if I were there! Smile Love V3, looks like the two of you are having a conversation!! Grin
Trev Smile
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
24 Jun 2014 3:07PM
Great series of shots Lillian.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
24 Jun 2014 4:03PM
Oh Mamma.............GrinGrinGrin
24 Jun 2014 4:05PM
Superb images, Lillian - what an experience that must have been.

HarrietH Plus
11 303 Portugal
24 Jun 2014 5:08PM
Absolutely stunning images. Mia is gorgeous and you can see she is friendly. (I think).

JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 5:22PM

Quote:This is what you call getting in close and personal Lillian !!
Good shots.

Mick took the words out of my mouth!
What a wonderful experience
Mike_Smith Plus
14 859 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 6:27PM
Wow stunning shots Lillian, amazing experience for you. I have that lens you just got, and its never off me camera
janlea 9 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 7:09PM
Stunning captures Lillian, how nice it must have been getting that close Smile
capto Plus
9 6.9k 26 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2014 7:28PM
V1 is gorgeous, 2 & 3 make me nervous.Smile

danbrann 17 640 17
24 Jun 2014 7:30PM
Outstanding Lillian.
26 Jun 2014 5:21PM
Fantastic Lillian, love the way she is looking at you in V3.


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