Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Once again, I thought I’d try to show a little different take on the subject of the Challenge.  In this photo there is little doubt where the focal point of the story is……the Cheetah of course!  But of equal interest is the fact that it is sitting on our safari vehicle observing us like we were in a miniature zoo.  We all knew that it was a special moment by the fact that our wonderful guide ( who had never had this happen before) kept lowly muttering ” there’s a cheetah on my truck…..there’s a cheetah on MY truck”

Who is looking at who??

Who is looking at who??

So the truck is also part of the object….but I also think that the fact that the cheetah was thinking WE were the object is interesting….but she didn’t have a camera.

24 responses

  1. Steve Deutsch


    January 31, 2014 at 9:43 am

    • Steve – thought WE might be on the menu….

      January 31, 2014 at 9:51 am

  2. kz

    wow, awesome 🙂

    January 31, 2014 at 9:50 am

    • KZ – it definitely was an unexpected but wonderful experience.

      February 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  3. So beautiful! To be a part of this moment is…beautiful. I understand you treasure it.

    January 31, 2014 at 10:10 am

    • Ann-Christine – we can all still hardly believe our good fortune….and there’s more to the story (coming soon….. :-))

      February 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  4. OMG!

    January 31, 2014 at 10:12 am

  5. Wow, there’s a cheetah on your truck 🙂 Great capture and amazing experience!

    January 31, 2014 at 10:35 am

    • Thanks Tina – it was hard to comprehend when it happened and it still is….

      February 1, 2014 at 6:06 pm

  6. Amazing photo, and I’m sure it was an even more amazing experience!

    January 31, 2014 at 10:41 am

    • Dounia – It was amazing looking out the windshield and seeing that incredible face!

      February 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

  7. Wowsers, that gave me the shivers! Awesome that you were able to capture that 🙂

    January 31, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    • Anna – it surprised us all but it was amazing to be there!

      February 1, 2014 at 6:08 pm

  8. What an incredible experience that must have been!


    January 31, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    • Janet – It was amazing….it took a LONG time to wipe the smiles from our face.

      February 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

  9. That’s awesome! Almost as if the cheetah is issuing a challenge.

    January 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    • Rebecca – she was a youngster and just appeared to be curious. If it was a challenge…..she won (but we feel like we did)

      February 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

  10. just wow!

    February 1, 2014 at 1:52 am

    • That comment captures exactly what we all said to each other!

      February 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm

  11. Great shot and humor ! 😀
    Ciao Scott

    February 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    • Thanks Max! Glad you enjoyed my attempt at being witty…

      February 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

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