Saturday, September 19, 2009

Camera Critters

It's Saturday and that means Critters Day!
Be sure to visit Camera Critters to see the other participants.



Last weekend there was a special photo day at the zoo.
The zoo opened early for about 150 folks with their cameras and
umbrellas in hand. It rained (lightly, thankfully) most of the morning.



Under the umbrella, the first animals we came across
were the cheetahs.
They seemed to love the light rain.


They have become real favorites at the zoo.


Just look at that face!
WOW!


25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful captures of the Cheetah. Thanks for sharing your zoo visit and your camera critter.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful face, indeed!

jabblog said...

Such stunning make-up! Lovely photos - thank you for sharing.

Jane said...

Wow indeed, you captured the fastest cat on earth wonderfully:)

Teena in Toronto said...

I love the zoo!

I played too :)

Dimple said...

Thanks for sharing! The light rain worked in your favor, I think, by giving soft light for photography.

sherry ♥ lee said...

I think if it wasn't such a ferocious animal, the cheetah would be magnificent!! I respect their speed, stealth and their natural beauty...but I prefer having them in the zoo...make me feel a littler safer (mind you, I don't live in the jungle....lol!!).

Joy said...

Quite a face all right! Just gorgeous.

JD and Max said...

Our human loved these photos but we're not sure what we'd do if we came across this fellow, we think we'd be a bit nervous! Great CC! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Jenn Jilks said...

Rocky is adorable. How great you can keep memories.

Carletta said...

What a great thing for the zoo to do.
Nice shots!
The last one is my favorite but the profile shot is nice too!

Carletta’s Captures.

Carol............. said...

Great photos! Cheetahs markings always remind me of tear trails along the sides of their noses!

Jedediah said...

Beautiful pictures, the last one is my favourite!

Michelle said...

Oh, snap, he is beautiful! How lucky you were to get so close and to have him be so alert for you. Great pictures!

michelle :)

Aimee said...

Wow! These are great. Our cheetahs hardly ever come out at our zoo.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, Looks like you had a wonderful time at the zoo. I had some fun times there --taking the grands. Your pictures are gorgeous...

Hugs,
Betsy

Oskar said...

Those look like some very big kitties!!

Denise said...

You've taken some great photos, what a beautiful animal. Thank you for sharing him.

AL said...

Oh sure! That's one thing I love with cheetahs, their lines on the face, looks like it was painted.

Thanks for the visit.

Janet said...

They are such gorgeous animals....and fast, too.

magiceye said...

wonderfully captured!

Tulip said...

fantastic shot of cheetah, a healthy one.

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Janie said...

Great capture of his alert, inquisitive expression!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Snap: That is a beautiful animal for certain.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Beauties! And I'm glad you gave us the more common name for that plant with the stunning red flowers, I wasn't even going to attempt to pronounce the latin-looking name.