The King greets you all: I guess this one definitely deserves the King title and the one who would have christened him definitely needs to be acclaimed.
This beast has style, power, voice, majestic look and much more for the bird, beast and men to be both enamoured and be afraid of him.
At times the Leo may look vulnerable but don’t be deceived by it.
The King Scar Nose from the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa was in a good mood for his portfolio shoot after having a dead elephant for breakfast, lunch and dinner😊
Even the ferocious who is famous for its terrifying look, growl and roar sometimes does sport a vulnerable look. Like all beings they lower their guard during siesta time especially when the sun is blazing hot.
The dangerous beast can sometimes give expressions to melt your heart and wish you could give it a cuddle.
This dreamy eyed Tigress just does that!
The last many years were a real drought in terms of tiger sighting. You plan your visits with hope to getting some good shots of the majestic yellow-black striped beasts. The level of hope keeps going up like the stock market with every call of the monkey, peacock, deer etc. But then as the stock market crashes so does the hope too at the end of the trip. As you may feel rubbed in when you realise your neighbor made good money and you lost all in the stock market, the sentiments are similar when fellow guests arrive from their safaris and regale you of their cat sightings…..Grrrr….
And then Ranthambore happened to me. The call of the deer this time turned to be true and then I saw the Troika Luck Bearers waiting for me. After that it’s been raining tigers with my next trip the count increasing to four. But this jinx dasher will remain my favourite for all time to come😊
The baby who took my heart…..
It is not a two legged human baby but one who walks on four 😊
Have heard when you hold your baby the very first time, there is so much of joy and in all that euphoria you tend to cry too. This Cheetah cub gave me all that pleasure even when it was away at a distance and the sight made my heart gladden. All I could do is capture it in my camera and keep gazing at it even years later. I guess it’s that dreamy and innocent look which struck my heart and made it so much more adorable and thus even now the picture of this little wild one remains so close to my heart. Makes me smile 🙂
A wildlife lover will always jump with glee seeing a Cheetah as only a few of this specie are left in this world ‘free and wild’ and perhaps only in one continent ‘Africa’. But what say you, when you see a Cheetah cub in your first visit? You thank God and get comfort from the feeling that there are few humans with souls left to let them live and be wild.
The black line stretching on the face, the black spots, the baby fur and the little tail make this little one so much adorable and beautiful.
Pray their population rise in the wild grasslands of Africa and beyond!