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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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

  1. 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

    • 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!

      • 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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  3. Tina Schell says:

    Hard to miss with a beautiful cheetah shot Rusha – lovely capture

    • 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!

  4. We are going to South Africa for Christmas. Not expecting to see cheetahs, thought. Fantastic picture!

  5. Woolly Muses says:

    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.

  6. Amy says:

    Wow, what a majestic look of the Cheetah! Great shot, Rusha!

  7. Lauren Owen says:

    Beautiful!! Kruger is one of my favorite places in the world!

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