Cheetah Brothers Relax Under a Tree by taffy

Cheetah Brothers Relax Under a Tree

We were no more than 10 yards away from this beautiful pair. So exciting to see them in the wild! We are now in the Serengeti (love writing that phrase!!). Visiting hippo pools, seeing a leopard catch a red buck and carry it up a tree (photo of these to come), and finding myself saying 'no need to stop' when passing an elephant, impala, or giraffe. I'm enjoying the viewing as much as the photography now!
Thanks for your wonderful comments and favs, and sharing my (our) safari together.
Wow, how lucky to be so close
January 7th, 2019  
Loving every moment Taffy! So thrilled to be sharing this with you!
January 7th, 2019  
I am so glad to share your safari from all the way over here!!! Beautifully done, Taffy!
January 7th, 2019  
Beautiful. I have been in the Serengeti several times, but never managed to take such a close-up
January 7th, 2019  
Another magnificent capture of the wild world out there! Thanks for sharing these awedome moments with us. Fav!
January 7th, 2019  
this is a lovely capture...so nice to see all these animals
January 7th, 2019  
A little jealous of your trip and the beautiful photographs you will have the opportunity to take
January 7th, 2019  
Woah! Amazing to see them in the real, and so close!
January 7th, 2019  
Spectacular capture -- so crisp, so real, so "natural"! And they weren't running. I notice you re using your big Nikon -- is it because you have the long lens on that one instead of your newer one?
January 7th, 2019  
very nice
January 7th, 2019  
@jyokota Exactly...Z6 is for all the 'trees' and landscapes. 610 is for all the telephotos, so is the one I'm using most. But loving the Z6! Sort of wish I'd brought the adaptor, but it was just one thing too many to pack.
January 7th, 2019  
great shot - I watched a short documentary on You Tube once about Cheetahs and Greyhounds. They apparently have an almost identical running gait. So that's something you know now ;)
January 7th, 2019  
Such beautiful creatures! It’s a wonderful photo!
January 7th, 2019  
You have such a great time.
January 7th, 2019  
What spectacular animals.
January 7th, 2019  
Amazing! Can’t wait to see more and I am so happy to tag along
January 7th, 2019  
A wonderful shot and it’s lovely to see them so close Fav
January 7th, 2019  
Wow. That's gutsy. They don't seem to mind you being there.
January 7th, 2019  
Beautiful boys, I love cheetahs and the Serengeti is a great place to spot them
January 7th, 2019  
Totally blow my mind stunning
January 7th, 2019  
@taffy -- isn't the Z6 supposed to be for fast moving things like animals? So if you had the adapter, would your long zoom work on it?
January 7th, 2019  
@graemestevens -- I love how reading your comment informs all the rest of us, too. Info we need to know :)
January 7th, 2019  
Super shot!
January 7th, 2019  
How exciting
January 7th, 2019  
How fabulous - lucky you visiting Africa.
January 7th, 2019  
Terrific :)
January 7th, 2019  
Lovely shot of these beautiful creatures, how wonderful to be so close to them!
January 7th, 2019  
@jyokota Or didn't need to know but have now had forced upon you ;)
January 7th, 2019  
Wow. Wow. Wow! Exciting wow! And you’re shot is beautiful!
January 7th, 2019  
amazing capture taffy
January 7th, 2019  
Such wonderful animals!
January 7th, 2019  
Wow amazing
January 7th, 2019  
Stunning capture!
January 7th, 2019  
Sounds an incredible trip, amazing being so close
January 7th, 2019  
Cheetahs in the wild... amazing!! What a terrific trip you guys are having.
January 7th, 2019  
Waw ! what a wonderful capture - can keep looking at this for ages . yes the "Serengeti " has some kind of magical ring to it , hasn't it ! fav
January 7th, 2019  
Fabulous shot
January 7th, 2019  
Beautiful! If I could have a make a wish I think I would love to do something like this. Just wishful thinking 🤔
January 7th, 2019  
Fantastic - with the clear patterning on the cheetahs back. It doesn't take long before you don't need to stop for every animal. So glad you are able to enjoy the watching as well as the photographing. Sounds like you are having an amazing safari experience.
January 7th, 2019  
Great capture with super light and details
January 7th, 2019  
Wow, that is amazing. Such a terrific shot.
January 7th, 2019  
Had to scroll through many comments to add my own
Fabulous opportunity
January 7th, 2019  
Wonderful
January 7th, 2019  
How exciting!
January 7th, 2019  
So fabulous. Oh my what a trip!
January 7th, 2019  
Keep the amazing photos coming!
January 7th, 2019  
Fabulous
January 8th, 2019  
How fantastic to be able to get up so close Taffy. You must be having a ball.
January 8th, 2019  
10 yards! wow - you are brave. Really enjoying the safari, amazing pics
January 8th, 2019  
They sure look relaxed..............great shot Taffy!
January 8th, 2019  
Good kitties! Fav.
January 8th, 2019  
Such beautiful cats. And so nicely captured. Good thing they were sitting still for you.
January 8th, 2019  
Fantastic instant fav
January 8th, 2019  
How amazing to see them in the wild like this, so envious.
January 8th, 2019  
really like the patches of light on the cats ...
January 8th, 2019  
Love the big cats!
January 8th, 2019  
@jyokota Adaptor doesn’t talk to the Tamron lens yet. Apparently it will at some point but Tamron does it via firmware whatever that means.
January 8th, 2019  
Loving keeping up with your trip, and looking forward to hearing all about it once you get back to Chicago!
January 8th, 2019  
Wow - I think I'd be scared!
January 8th, 2019  
Love the power in those limbs. So much fun reading about your adventures.
January 8th, 2019  
Wow, amazing sight to see in person.

We have been away for a few days so I can't comment on all the photos I have missed, but I have checked them out. Will catch up soon
January 8th, 2019  
Amazing shot. Amazing experience. Fav.
January 8th, 2019  
Stunning creatures!
January 8th, 2019  
@taffy - mystery
January 8th, 2019  
@ukandie1 I can't wait to share some photos but promise not to bore you! I'm being ruthless in deleting ones that aren't 'worthy' at some level but still will end up with a thousand, I suspect. Months of processing ahead (and culling)!
January 8th, 2019  
Simply wonderful. Superb animals. Stunning shot in every way but so are all the other things - marching ants, dung beetles. The little 5 just as fab as the big 5!!
January 8th, 2019  
They are beautiful!
January 9th, 2019  
Fabulous photo!
January 9th, 2019  
Handsome pair- they shine!
January 9th, 2019  
Such beautiful animals..
January 12th, 2019  
Beautiful light and shadow.
January 12th, 2019  
Oh my gosh what a beautiful capture Taffy! LOVE Cheetahs!
January 14th, 2019  
Beautiful shot. How I’d love to be there too!
January 14th, 2019  
Beautiful photo. Cannot imagine being there.
January 25th, 2019  
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