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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D5000
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10/8000 second
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85 mm
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Nov 21, 2012, 9:49:09 AM
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Denga by Kridah Denga by Kridah
Denga, the young cheetah, on the roof of our car. He was about 8 months old at this time.

Denga's story: He lost his mother (she got shot) and he got rescued by Harnas Wildlife Foundation. He then got adopted by a cheetah named Pride who had grown up on Harnas and was now released. Pride had a cub named Merci who was Denga's age and they accepted him into their family and he is now living together with them.

We met Pride and her cubs on research (Pride has a collar so we can track them) and when we went out of the car to say hello to them (Pride would come over to us because she likes people), Denga decided to climb on to the car. Denga and Merci are both wild cheetahs, but we got to be close to them because they would follow their mother even when she went over to us.
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:iconmitch-el:
Great pose. Heheh. Shame that his mother was killed, but at least Pride accepted him into the family.

Nice shot!

-- Mitch
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Kridah Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
I think he's happy now, he loves Pride very much. He's such a mama's boy, he just wants to be close to her, while Merci, on the other hand, doesn't mind a little distance.
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:iconmitch-el:
You're welcome!

Aww. That's so sweet. :aww:

-- Mitch
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:icontruemouse:
This is why Cheetahs aren't allowed in football matches. "Oi Ref! You need glasses? That was clearly offside!"
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Kridah Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconfangs211:
May I use this pic as a reference?
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Kridah Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! :hug:
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:iconfangs211:
thanks! I'll link you to it when I eventually have free time to do so.
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Kridah Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'd love to see it! :D
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:iconfangs211:
[link]

I'll color the paper version in later. It won't be a bright and bold as this one but I tend to color better manually.
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