So I finally posted a bunch of Cheetah pics in Mythbri's Caturday post. But this is seriously just the beginning. We were in Africa a month or so ago on safari and I can not describe how wonderful it was, so I am going to share some pictures.
The most amazing thing I saw was a pride of lions on an unsuccessful hunt.
It all started with a few lions napping under a tree off in the distance in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Were there three? Four? Five? Nope. A lot more than that.
Suddenly, they started to walk off. One by one.
Including the boss. In her stylish radio tracking collar
Something clearly had aroused their interest. Turns out it was a small group of Topi who weren't all that excited by the attention.
They stalked in a strung out line that paralleled the road. I was about 10 feet from this one
I think that is an 80mm focal length on a DX sensor. "Really frakking close" in layman's terms. She ignored us, but that is as close as I care to get, thank you very much.
Some other ones sought a better vantage point
They waited patiently
Sometimes they look right at you. This makes you realize you are not at the top of the local food chain
Eventually, they gave up and went back to their shade tree. But not before giving me an unforgettable experience.