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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Photo Hunt: Triangle



Another picture from Monarto Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills. Monarto is part of Adelaide Zoo and is the largest zoo in the world, with 1,500 hectares of land devoted to the preservation of species as varied as Bison, Painted Dogs, Giraffes and some very fast Cheetahs. You will see that in the sitting position a triangle is formed with his legs.

While we were there another group of Cheetahs got very interested in our kids when they were running around on the viewing platform. It was nearly dinner time and they were obviously hungry. The guide told us that in the early days there had been a scare when a Cheetah had tried to get to a young child. The platform has been modified now. Monarto has a program where you can go in and feed the Cheetah, but you have to be a bit older. We'll leave the kids at home.



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26 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Great shot Colin. It's a beautiful cat. Happy Easter!

Jayne said...

Awww, what a sweet lil pusskin!
I can't understand why you're not taking it home with you ...I'm sure he'd take to kitty litter after a while...!

Colin Campbell said...

Imagine taking them for a walk. In the old days they used to put a big hunk or meat on a ute and tear up and down the paddock. One of the cheetahs got hurt, so they stopped that.

Perhaps you could set up some kind of chariot and get them to pull you at great speed.

Carver said...

What a beautiful animal. Great idea using the shot with the legs forming a triangle. Happy weekend.

candi said...

Great shot!

ancient one said...

I kept trying to see the triangles in the spots... then you said legs... and I could see it perfectly... Great Shot!

Superman said...

I didn't know Adelaide Hills have leopard. Glad to read your blog. I was staying in Adelaide for one year on 2003. I missed the place. Really a nice nice place to live!

SASSY MOM said...

That's a great shot. Nice take. Happy Easter.

jmb said...

Great photo Colin. I would not one's chances of outrunning this fellow.

Happy Easter to you and yours.

bengbeng said...

Great shot Colin but it sounds scary. If a cheetah were looking at a child as food... scary.

YTSL said...

I've had the good fortune to see cheetahs in the wild (in Tanzania) -- including one sitting relaxed in precisely that position that you photographed! :)

Aileni said...

A bit like pink Morris 1000's - they are everywhere when you look... triangles,that is. Not Cheetas... I hope.

Colin Campbell said...

Aileni

There are pink Morris 1000's?

Hootin' Anni said...

Colin!! One of my favorite animals!!!! Great photo too.

My photo is posted. It's an all time favorite photo I scanned from years ago...there's just GOTTA be a triangle in there somewhere. I had to post it....goes with the holiday weekend too well, to not post it. Come on over...have a glorious, peaceful weekend my photo hunting friend!!!!!

Mariposa said...

Creative!

Tara R. said...

Gorgeous cat, and wonderful idea for triangle.

cookie said...

what a regal looking cat. he surely has bearing :)

Photohunt : Triangles

gengen said...

Nice choice for the theme. Happy weekend. Mine is also ready.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Yikes about the kids. Great shot, and I see the triangle!

I hope you have a chance to see mine.

http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-triangle/

Have a great weekend. He is risen!

Elaine Dale said...

great take on the theme, you have a good eye for detail.

Denise said...

What a super experience that must have been. Beautiful animal, awesome photo.

Kim said...

Love your take on this weeks theme. Great photo too!

I found it hard to find triangles in my house this week but I did finally find some.

Mine's up and ready...come on over!

julie said...

What a lovely animal,as long as it does not try to go near the viewing platform :D

healingmagichands said...

That's a great shot. I don't think I've seen a single duplication in this photohunt.

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saya seorang guru
kunjungi juga blog saya, terimakasih

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