Fab Photos Friday: Big Cats on Safari!

There is nothing as exciting as an African Safari. The thrill of seeing these animals (so many of which are endangered) in the wild cannot be overstated. How much longer will we be able to see them? African Lions have been losing numbers rapidly…in the last two decades alone 30-50% of them have disappeared. How many are left?  A mere 47,000. They are vulnerable to extinction. Only 12,000 or so Cheetahs are left on the continent of Africa which leaves them very vulnerable as well.  So many of our iconic African species are threatened with extinction…going on an African safari sooner rather than later is highly recommended.  And oh, the cats!  They are so beautiful, so exotic, and yet so familiar!  Let us enjoy these cats, from South Africa, Tanzania, Chobe, and Zimbabwe…while we still can.

The King at night in Sabi Sands. Photo Credit to Alexandra Minton, The Purple Pebble Photography.

The King at night in Sabi Sands. Photo Credit to Alexandra Minton, The Purple Pebble Photography.

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A big yawn and a lazy cat!

The King of the Jungle napping in Sabi Sands.

The King of the Jungle napping in Sabi Sands.

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A beautiful female in Sabi Sands, Photo Credit Alexandra Minton of The Purple Pebble Photography.

Gorgeous male, basking in the sun. Sabi Sands, South Africa. Photo credit to Alexandra Minton at The Purple Pebble Photography.

Gorgeous male, basking in the sun. Sabi Sands, South Africa. Photo credit to Alexandra Minton at The Purple Pebble Photography.

Photo credit to Alexandra Minton at The Purple Pebble Photography.

Photo credit to Alexandra Minton at The Purple Pebble Photography.

Beautiful young female, guarding her kill. Photo Credit Alexandra Minton of The Purple Pebble Photography.

Beautiful young female, guarding her kill. Photo Credit Alexandra Minton of The Purple Pebble Photography.

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15 month old Lion Cubs, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit Alexandra Minton of The Purple Pebble Photography.

 

Pretty Kitty, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit Alexandra Minton of The Purple Pebble Photography.

Pretty Kitty, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit Alexandra Minton of The Purple Pebble Photography.

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Kitty yawning in Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Cheetah brothers and their Wildebeest Kill in Serengeti, Tanzania. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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The brothers took turns with the kill, eating as quickly as possible, knowing a lion would likely turn up to steal it. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Lioness on a hunt in the Serengeti. Photo credit Randy Minton.

Serengeti, Tanzania, scenting. Photo credit to Randy Minton.

Serengeti, Tanzania, scenting. Photo credit to Randy Minton.

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No, not pregnant! This lion is simply full from eating during the Great Migration. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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A rare sight…a male hanging out in a tree. Serengeti. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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We came upon a pride near a stream. Serengeti. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Time for a drink. Serengeti. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Mama and her cubs. Serengeti. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Unconcerned with the humans in Ngorogoro Crater. Photo credit Randy Minton.

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Photo credit Randy Minton.

Photo credit Randy Minton.

Photo credit Randy Minton.

 

 

 

 

 

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life!
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  1. These are glorious photos! They don’t look real – I am speechless. Thank you for sharing your adventures!
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  2. Wow! Amazing photos of incredible animals. An unbelievable experience, I’m sure. Thanks for sharing!
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