Five Shots: Out of Africa, Camp Verde, AZ

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It’s not everyday you can get this close to a Bengal Tiger. I love exotic animals and today was a treat for me to visit several animals at a local Safari wilderness park called Out of Africa. It’s in NC Arizona outside Sedona in the Verde Valley. If you are in the area, it’s worth the ticket price ($30 adult). Many are animal rescues which were energetic and healthy. They take great care of over 400 animals. Here are some shots I took this morning.

 

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The only animal missing was the elephant. This park is fifteen minutes from my front door. Who knew? Still a tourist after two years living in the valley.  Which shot is your favorite?

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  1. Beautiful photos Cindy, I love them all. But perhaps the first shot of the Bengal is my favorite. How close were you?

    1. So cute. He’s a 7month rescued white Bengal. Some idiot brought a pair of smuggled tigers to Phoenix and kept them in their house/back yard. They escaped and roamed the street! After they caught the brothers, they gave them to the wilderness park. They are so beautiful. 🙂

    1. I like the stripes. They are hypnotizing and very beautiful animals. Any baby animal is adorable; baby zebra stripes are brown. Didn’t know. The patches on the giraffe were also cool. Love the prints 🙂

  2. You have a great eye, Cindy!

    Superb shots all around. Majestic cats are always a huge draw. Simply because they are so beautiful and mysterious.

    I’m also guessing that Camp Verde and Out of Africa is part of a huge You Tube cache of clips regarding cats and how they respond to catnip, watermelons and large fruit. Or large often gift wrapped and empty boxes to celebrate different holidays.

  3. How fortunate to live so close, Cindy! And how lucky for me that you’re as fine a photographer as you are. My favorite? Hands down, the giraffe head against the pure blue sky. Picture perfect.

    1. Hi Ya! Thanks for the kind thoughts. I stuck a celery stick in my mouth and we was going in for a kiss, but then he breathed on me and his nose hairs tickled and I couldn’t hold still. At least I could get a shot as he rose to his tallest height 😉

  4. I’m partial to felines, but then I thought the giraffe’s eyes and I love the zebra – you have to quit asking the HARD questions, Cindy!!

    1. 🙂 There was an African Black Jaguar there (which is a fav) sitting on her stoop on the hill poised and beautiful, but the shots didn’t come out. The sun was too high and she in the shadows became a silhouette. I wish I could have shared her on my post. Thanks, GP

      1. I am. Hopefully more consistently now – will depend on whether or not I can manage to see movies frequently again. 🙂

        But I don’t think I’ll be going away permanently for a very long time.

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