Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

Cheetah, Thornybush Game Reserve

Cheetah sighting at sundown: Thornybush Game Reserve

While on safari near Kruger National Park at sundown, we came upon a cheetah quite unexpectedly.  She was perched atop a grassy mound, seated above the top of our jeep, sensing our presence.  Our driver turned the motor off, allowing us to snap away during this quiet afternoon.  And we made not a sound, except for the click of cameras, focused on a singular animal.  Relishing every moment of our minimalist yet important find.

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

  1. Curt Mekemson

    Beautiful. I once came across a cheetah in a tree when I was in the midst of a personal safari through East Africa in a VW bug. I had parked under a tree for shade out in the Serengeti and looked up. There it was, staring down at me. 🙂 –Curt

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Wow! I’d love a personal safari in a VW bug, Curt. But only if I weren’t being chased by a rhino or lion! Don’t you just love seeing something so unexpected as a cheetah in the Serengeti? I’d do it again just for the anticipation!

      1. Curt Mekemson

        Absolutely. Peggy and I are talking about doing a trip to South Africa in 2016. I would love have her have the experience of meeting rhinos, lions, elephants, cheetahs, etc. up close. Afraid it won’t be in a VW bug this time, however. Sigh. –Curt

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    1. Oh, the Places We See

      This may not even be my best shot — I took so many! Couldn’t believe our luck at coming upon this animal and then sitting so close for several minutes. Thanks for taking a look and appreciating the moment as we did!

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      If you go on safari, you may see a cheetah. But there’s so much to see in South Africa unrelated to safaris and wild animals. It is truly a phenomenal spot in the world. Get ready for a great trip!!

  3. Woolly Muses

    Every time I see a shot like this I want to return to (South) Africa. These sightings are truly special and until we have experienced one of these sightings we cannot appreciate the beauty of it. Great photo.

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