virtual bush trip 2020 : Moms & Cubs

Surprises around every cornerย ๐Ÿ’›โœจ
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โœจย Postcard moments.
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Cheetah viewing pleasure!

I have had MANY ‘ALMOST’ sightings – GLIMPSES of cheetah ears and tails popping up in the long grass, far away, with binoculars…
Just wishing they would “STAND UP, please please PLEASE !!!”
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So when this happened and this relaxed, alert mom of 3 littles, walked over to rest on this anthill with babies keenly behind, it was an all time highlight for me.

To experience this picture-perfect pinch-me moment ~
the light, the colours, the composition – was to see Mother Nature in all her splendour.

Take a moment

Take this in

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Our Lioness


Tell me how you think youโ€™ll feel when you come face to face with a wild animal?

Itโ€™s true that somehow elephants calm me, their power absorbs me.

I go still inside and out.

Iโ€™ve voluntarily swum with sharks, no cages separating us.

I couldnโ€™t get into the water fast enough. And once again. . .

an almost unnatural-to-most calm came over me.

But lions. . .

There is nothing calming about lions.

There is nothing calming about lions.

I havenโ€™t had many encounters with them, but those that I have had were all completely unnerving

(Oh, but in the most spectacular way)!

Itโ€™s rare for a wild animal to look you directly in the eye. Itโ€™s rare to get that close to feel the gaze penetrating into you.

There is nothing more unsettling than when youโ€™re tracking a lioness who is walking away from you, calling out to her mate, as she turns 180 degrees and takes steady strides right back towards you, looking. . .

Right through you.

Tell me how you think youโ€™ll feel when you suddenly feel like. . . the next meal. When you lock eyes with instinct herself.

On the few occasions Iโ€™ve experienced this, my heart raced so fast, my palms were suddenly clammy and hot, I held my breath; wanting to break the gaze but unable to. . .

For those few moments youโ€™re seduced ใ€‹

hypnotised,

mesmerised

and absolutely powerless against it.

November 2018/A lion’s look

Original post: http://www.adancerintherain.com/2018/11/26/a-lions-look/

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