When you look into these wild eyes,
what do you see?
yearning to be free.
These mountain lions were photographed at The Big Bear Alpine Zoo in Big Bear Lake California.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rescue and rehabilitation facility that provides injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven, either temporarily as they heal, or permanently if they are unable to survive in the wild. 90% of the animals brought to the facility are released back into the wild.
There are 160 animals in the facility currently, comprising 60 different species. There is a golden eagle with one eye, a bear with three legs, a grizzly that was scheduled for euthanasia at Yellowstone, animals that were kept as pets and abandoned when they become too much to handle, and many more animals with sad histories.
A new zoo is under construction that will offer more spacious accommodation with glass enclosures. The zoo is owned by The Big Bear Department of Parks and Recreation and is staffed by county employees (Source: Big Bear Alpine Zoo).
Cheers to you from the gorgeous cats at The Big Bear Alpine Zoo~
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Spectacular photos Cindy. They are such beautiful animals. But then I always have been a cat lover.
Although, mountain lion live around The Holler, and I see their tracks, I have never actually seen a mountain lion in the wild because they are so incredibly elusive. Seeing them up close was truly an amazing experience
Wow! I look in those eyes and I see pride, power, and majesty! Gorgeous creatures! 😻❤️
I love what you see! <3
So good to hear of the work this facility does to help wild creatures and to know so many of them are released back
I am really impressed with the return to the wild release rates too. The facility has been rescuing animals since 1959.
That must be a lot of rescued animals since 1959
I wonder what the n is?
What a handsome creature! We once lived in Big Bear City when Bill was working on building new roads in “wilderness areas.” We loved it there but have no recollection of a zoo. That was eons ago however.
You and me both. I have been coming to Big Bear since I was a child and I have never heard of this place even though it has been operating since 1959.
You took some impressive photos of the beautiful creature, Cindy. I hope they end up having a wonderful natural life. I’m very happy about The Big Bear Department of Parks and Recreation.
Their rescue and rehabilitation results are impressive, as well as the animals they keep for life as there are no other options. They have this amazing white Asian Deer I will post photos of, who was found abandoned on a roof in Beverly Hills.
Wow, abandoned on a roof. Humans!#!
Wonderful photos, Cindy! Glad there were some bars between you and that gaze. It looks like they were sizing you up for lunch! 😉
I had to shoot through chain link and think scratched plexiglass. I could have altered the photos to get rid of the blur, but decided not to because these animals are not wild and free. If they were, I would never have gotten these photos.
So very beautiful. I’m glad so many are released to the wild.
They return rate is impressive isn’t it <3
Oh wow … these are extra special!
Mountain Lion have always been a fascinating mystery to me. I remember finding their staches of partially eaten deer as a child and being so curious about them…
Fabulous photos, Cindy.I look in those eyes and see wisdom, God. What must they think of humans when they look in our eyes?
I so love what you see <3 It gives me goosebumps. And yes, there is this question of what they see when they look at us. I can't imagine it being positive. I
I love that most of these animals are being returned to the wild – the best kind of zoo. 🙂 Wonderful photos.
I agree, it is a rescue and rehabilitation facility, which makes it more impressive than a zoo.
I saw a cat that looked hungry in some pics and bored in others. Must be before and after he got fed. Beautiful pics.
You are perceptive. They were actively moving about, waiting to be fed.
Glad it’s not me they’re feeding on. I just heard about a cougar sighting in our area (not in a zoo), so am on the lookout. Getting a rubber neck.
We had one walk down the middle of the street where I used to live in suburbia which I never saw, now that I live in The Holler, all I see are tracks.
Let’s hope it stays that way, except at a distance.
Aren’t they regal creatures!
We have these magnificent creatures roaming the hills and I have never seen one. Although, at my former home, one walked down the middle of the street in the middle of the day, but I wasn’t there!!! It sure got the neighbors excited though!
Yes, I’m sure of that! Blessings. 🙂
Blessings back to you <3
No, they do not meow and rub against your leg when hungry.
No, I don’t think they do! Although the bobcat looked so much like my cat Herbert, it was disconcerting.
Marvelous closeup photos of the handsome mountain lion!
Thank you very much!
So nice to read of these zoo sanctuaries and the community recreation departments that operate them. We have one similar in Folsom, near Sacramento, with injured and abandoned native animals and birds. One of my university classes toured it last fall and were so impressed with the facilities. Beautiful photos, Cindy! I was still learning my camera so my images weren’t great!
I was just near Folsom. Next time I am near, I will visit. Thanks for the heads up Terri <3
An incredibly beautiful big cat, Cindy! I am glad these zoo refuges exist. Thank you for sharing. <3
Thank you for caring <3
Those are very ‘no nonsense’ eyes. He is inscrutable like the Sphinx. Wonderful portrait shots, Cindy.
Yes, he wouldn’t be interested in excuses or explanations would he. Smart cat!
I see frustration, Cindy. Sadly.
I hear you and I see it too.
Beautiful mountain lions. We have Wildlife West Nature Park and Rescued Wildlife Zoo east of Albuquerque that serves a similar function.
So important and so needed <3
I thought I saw a big beautiful puddy cat! I did! I did!
Laughing! You saw two….. 😼😼
I did, I did!! 😀
Beautiful cat! Hope I see one in the wild some day…from a distance.
I hope for this too. A fleeting glance before he/she moves off would be amazing…..
Absolutely fantastic. When I look into their eyes I see a being who knows who he is. Someone who is centered and at peace with life.
We humans could learn a thing or thirty from them couldn’t we!
I hope it’s okay that I reblog this wonderful post. Thank you.
Awww, thank you on behalf of everyone, critters and the humans who help them <3
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Thank you sweet lady!
I’m glad they have a facility to take care of them. They’re beautifully photographed! To me their eyes look alert, and also aloof.
Yes, alert and aloof is an excellent descriptor!
What a beautiful big kitty. I understand that, out of all the big cats, only Snow Leopards can actually purr like house cats. I have a 20lbs orange Hemingway with thumbs. He is a mess.
Is it possible that your Garfield is eating too much pizza???? Lucky feline. Or maybe he is just a big bold marmalade bunch of joy! There are two snow leopards at The Alpine Rescue. I think one was blind. They just rested on the roof of their enclosure, truly looking unperturbed, like they were on the top of world. They seemed the least confined of all the animals.
He is my rescue kitty. The people that had him before me, I’d like to slap. Seven cats in the house with one problem cat. They favored the problem cat & it wreaked havoc on the other cats. Instead of addressing the issue, they started giving away the other cats. My Oliver is a big baby & wound up with a damaged ear & fear problems. He was already 20lbs when I got him. And, I don’t feed him cheap food, either. He gets herbal supplements & locally sourced simple treats. I would never poison him with mainstream garbage. He is totally rotten! ❤
I would love to see a big cat in person. I am in awe.
I am in love with your Oliver and so glad he found you!!! <3 <3
Really amazing captures Cindy ! 🙂
There were major obstacles to photograph around, but these felines amazing beauty almost erased the photographic flaws.
Beautiful creatures. I am glad they are receiving such good care.
Thank you Mandy <3
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These magnificent pictures of a mountain lion were taken by Cindy Knoke at The Big Bear Alpine Zoo where wild animals are rehabilitated and, if possible, released back into the wild.
Thank you for advocating for the voiceless Patricia & be well my friend <3
Gorgeous photos and animal. You sure do find lots of beauty in Cali! Thanks for sharing your wild heart adventures. 🙂
Thank you more for sharing them with me Brad & cheers to you my friend.
They are doing good work. Fantastic picture of this beautiful creature.
Thank you! It is so good to hear about all the humans who do good work regularly.
A fantastic and beautiful range of images. Thank you, Cyndi.
Thank you more for appreciating them Isabel.
Thank you Cynthia, much appreciated.
Wow, they look into you don’t they 🙂
They certainly do, and they don’t seem impressed, smart creatures.
He’s beautiful but those are the eyes of a cold hearted killer (my house is pretty much the same!)
I would like your house!! And yes, these are predator eyes. But they kill to eat, whereas humans, lots of humans, kill for fun and other stupid reasons.
Cats kill for fun but its their instinct. Human (westernre, anyway) usually don’t need to. I had a hunter follow me on instagram the other day. I was horrified at all their photos of dead deer and guns. I am a animal lover and vegetarian. Actually I just realised it probably explains the nightmares I had last night!! I blocked them.
Some domestic cats kill for fun. People are far more deadly than any wild animal. Herbert, our cat, refuses to kill anything. He just paws bugs and frogs and lizards with no claws out, until we rescue them, and he seems relieved, almost like he doesn’t know what else to do with them! He actually carries frogs into the house in his mouth without hurting them, and then looks at them, seemingly dumbfounded. I have heard other people talk about their cats doing this. I think you are on the right track, blocking negativity, protecting your sensitivity, and creating your beautiful, life affirming art. We need a whole bunch more people like you on this planet <3
I have two cats, Hattie who has never caught or killed a thing in her life. The other Bingo will kill rats and mice although he only has one tooth. When I say fun I mean instinct. Bingo isn’t hungry and he cant eat the things he kills he just enjoys hunting and is a practiced killer. I’ve seen him do it and it’s pretty impressive (if you are not a fan of rats and mice). As for violence in humans, truama, testosterone and lack of empathy all have a role to play. I hate violence or cruelty to either animals or humans. Thank you for the discussion, Cindy.
They remind me of our famous Guy the gorilla – resigned to boredom
Ah, yes. Is it resignation or despair? Perhaps a bit of both.
It might be because that my subconscious says this is a predator that shapes my thinking to see – I do not messing around…
I am glad to hear this is the place to help injured wild animals and eventual they can have their freedom back (if they can survive on their own). This is great!
Yes, our subconscious is wired to perceive threat before we are even aware of it. It helped our species survive. My reaction to looking into the eyes of a creature like this in the wild would be far different than in captivity. The lion’s look seems to be saying that! Thank you for caring about them despite their threatening appearance.
Even though I am scared of them so badly (e.g. snakes are good closely creatures that I often run across), I do care for them (but still well aware to make sure that I stay clear of their way as much as I can).
This strategy keeps you alive. This sort of fear is adaptive.
schöne Tier sind das, beste Grüße von mir zu dir, passe auf dich auf und erkälte dich nicht, Klaus
Danke, Klaus und bleib warm, mein Freund.
Love these photos of the Mountain Lions and a very worthwhile organization to care for them until than can be set free agsin.
Thank you Gary & be well my friend.
I see a yearning, too, Cindy, maybe to eat the photographer, lol. Only joking, but I do see a gazing beyond the barrier look in those eyes. Nice that they will have more room soon and that do many are released back into the wild. Beautiful photographs.
I definitely notice that wild animals both in the wild and in captivity look differently at me when I have a camera plastered permanently to my face. They tend to look directly into the lens. It is almost as if they see it as an unusual eye. Of course, maybe they are just thinking, I want to eat her, but I am not sure about the camera!!!
A beautiful animal – soon set free, I hope. Great shots. Sounds like a good organization – much needed. Thank you for posting and giving a link!
Thank you for your concern Leya and for reading the link <3
What a gorgeous cougar. Thank you for sharing this, Cindy. I hope the facility gets everything they need to keep helping these amazing animals. Sharing.
Hugs on the wing.
I hope so too, and thank you for caring Teagan <3
Again sensational photos of a beautiful animal. Thanks Cindy 🙂
Thank you & much appreciated Alexander.
I am happy you think so!
Stunning photos. I am so glad that the animals that can go back get released. And that those that can’t have a safe haven.
Yes, it is the best possible option available for them. I am glad you care about them.
Sehr eindrucksvolle Tiere! Das was ihnen hier am ehesten nahekommt ist der etwas kleinere und viel leichtere Eurasian Lynx, der Luchs, von dem es nach den Angaben der zuständigen Bundesangentur in Deutschland momentan ganze 77 freilebende Exemplare (z.B. im Harz, im Bayerischen Wald und Schwarzwald) gibt.
Ich wusste nicht, dass es in Deutschland Luchs gibt. Sie sind wunderschöne Kreaturen und es ist so wichtig, sie zu schützen. Es gibt so wenige von ihnen! Danke, dass du mich erzogen hast!
There is a kindness behind those wild eyes. Thank you for sharing this lovely post.
I love that you see this. Thank you Mary Ann.
Eyes reflect the inner spirit I think. My pleasure.
You captured the majestic face of the mountain lion very well, Cindy!
Thank you Peter.
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Always a special field trip when you go over to Cindy Knoke’s blog and today is no exception… I bet when this big cat purrs, you can hear for miles..Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a rescue and rehabilitation facility that provides injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven, either temporarily as they heal, or permanently if they are unable to survive in the wild. 90% of the animals brought to the facility are released back into the wild. Do head over to read more and to see the other photographs…#recommended
You are such a good person in so many different ways. Thank you Sally for all the good you do by example <3
Fabulous, Cindy. I love big cats and am glad there is a place of refuge.
Thank you and I am glad you love big cats! They need human advocates.
What a nobel creature Cindy. Those are fantastic photos.
Noble is a perfect descriptor, than you Leslie <3
You’ve got to admire the animal spirit.
I am glad we both do! <3
I had been to Big Bear several times and did not know that was there. I applaud them for stepping up and helping these magnificent creatures a place to heal and stay if necessary. Everything in the world just wants freedom. They have so little habitat left as the building continues. Thanks for sharing these photos and the information, Cindy.
Thank you more Marlene for caring about the wild ones & be well my friend <3
Very kind & most appreciated.
These are perfectly gorgeous animals – I love to think almost all of these animals enclosed will be released into the wild again. Fabulous photos.
I wish it were so, and wish they would be safe from human hunters in the wild.
Wow, wow ando wow
Awww, thank you very much and so pleased they touched your <3
Absolutely gorgeous portraits, Cindy. You put it quite well: there’s a yearning to be free and wild in the puma’s gaze. Animals like mountain lions and bears don’t deserve to be arrogant people’s pets.
And they don’t deserve being shot by cruel people for fun. I know we are in accord and I appreciate it Josh.
No, they certainly don’t deserve that!
Bless the Zoo and the stake holders for the money. I love the photos, he staring right at you. No malice just checking each other out. They are so large and quite dangerous if you come up on one in the wild but that is where wild animals belong! In the wind. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for appreciating these creatures and for understanding them <3
What a wonderful reaction! It says oodles about you.
Aw, I have a soft spot in my heart for big cats. I wish I could hug them. These pictures are beautiful––those eyes. Thank God for places like this. <3
Thank God for good people who care, like you my friend <3
Hypnotizing – don’t you think? Nice post – I am always happy to see any animal rescued.
Hypnotizing is a perfect adjective and yes, animal rescue is so heartening because it is people doing good to make up for the people who do bad.
I love mountain lions/cougars/panthers. The Department of Natural Resources here in Georgia says we don’t have them in the wild here anymore, but we do. I saw one behind our house and watched it come down the hill through the woods. Many of our neighbors have seen them, too.
Oh how absolutely thrilling!!! I would so love to see one and I am so happy you have one. It reminds of the lone wolf that was in Northern California. I felt sorry for his lonely life, but mountain lions require 100 square miles of territory each, so it is likely your lion has a friend. How wonderful!
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Hermoso y precioso! Muchas gracias mi amigo. <3
What a beautiful description of what you see in these eyes. I especially like the picture of the lion with one paw over a fence rail. I wonder what it is thinking about?
Escape was my guess!!! Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
They are regal creatures aren’t they!
They are gorgeous!
I was just admiring your wonderful bird photos Donna!
We are so lucky to share the planet with these magnificent creatures.
I like the way you think Rebecca <3
Fabulous photos, Cindy!
Thank you Jenny & cheers to you <3
You are welcome, Cindy! 😍
This looks so wonderful. Kindness as its best, and only in freedom they are in the right place. Thank you very much for sharing, Cindy. Have a nice time! Michael
“Only in freedom are they are in the right place.” I so agree with you. It is sad to see any living creature in cages. I do see the kindness in their eyes as you do. They kill to eat and survive, unlike humans who do it for sport and idiocy.
So true, Cindy! Here in Germany since some years there are a lot of TV-documentations, from the several zoo’s. The animals are presented like in a Sitcom. Even if i see this, i become very angry. Wish you a beautiful week. I think in your area its needless to wish you a snow free time. Lol Michael
Every time I look into the eyes of a cat, no matter if it is big or small, I get hypnotized…
That are so beautiful pictures, dear Cindy.
Oh how wonderful!!! And, yes! Their eyes are hypnotic. How perfect of you to see this!
How wonderful that these critters have champions to protect and preserve them! Thank you, Cindy, for bringing us up close and personal with this beauty — its eyes are very soulful, don’t you think?!
Yes, I think they are soulful and wise and mysterious. So pleased you see them like I do Debbie <3
Whenever I see the wild eyes of the big cats, my response is that I respect their need to be wild. I was very relieved to read that 90% of the animals at The Big Bear Alpine Zoo are released back into the wild.
It is an amazing success rate isn’t it. This place has been operating since 1959 and I just learned of it. Live & learn.
Meow…pretty kitty. 🙂
Tee hee hee….I wonder if he would like some of Herberts temptations treats!
Cindy, thank you for these staggering and beautiful photographs!
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The pictures are beautiful and so is he 🙂
Mountain Lions have always been one of my favourite of the big cats. There is something about them that makes me think more of domestic cats than wild one. I would never make the mistake of actually believing this, but they just have a softness behind those wild eyes!
I am very much in favor of wild creatures living free, but unfortunately, people for whatever stupid reasons will shot or otherwise hunt them. In my area which is about an hour from Big Bear, we had some idiot shoot a wonderful huge eagle with a bow and arrow, and then another person shot a wild burro. Both creatures were saved, but the thing is that they are injured now and perhaps can no longer get their own food or perhaps they will not live as long. In some areas the specific animal types have been almost wiped out altogether. I believe we must have sanctuaries at the minimum. Yes, I am not in favor of zoos, but the preservation of the creatures is paramount for any of us. Thank you all very kindly.
Hi Cindy, did you tag me in a comment chain related to this post earlier? I thought you did, but now that I’m sitting down to answer it I can’t find the comment…
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I see such beauty…
We have a sea turtle rescue nearby, Cindy. Love that people love animals so much they provide this care!!
Sweet blessings to you! <3
Sea turtle rescue is so important and these remarkable creatures are under such an awful onslaught. I see them sometimes in the ocean in my travels and it is always such a thrill!
One season I got the honor of seeing a mom lay her eggs and then later in the summer I saw a nest of babies erupt!! Fascinating stuff 😉 Something I will never forget.
Thanks Cindy! <3
I have never seen this live. I am so glad you did! And thank you for telling me.
What a gorgeous creature! Those eyes are so expressive. We had a rescue dog for many years. These organizations do such good work. I’m glad you’re supporting them.
Thank you. I am glad that you are too! <3
My first reaction to the first photo was “Whoa, that is a big kitty!” It is always good to know that when some humans interfere in a bad way … that some step up and do all they can to correct the wrong done. A great set of images!
Now about what that cat is thinking ……. “I bet that one with the camera would taste good ….” LOL. In reality it’s likely thinking “Man, I would like to get out of here and find a nice peaceful and quiet place!” I think that from house cats up to the big ones that they like to show us that nonchalant attitude just to make us wondering about just what they are thinking about!
Of course, I bet the folks that work with them all the time do get a good feel for what they are thinking.
“Man, I would like to get out of here and find a nice peaceful and quiet place!”
You are a perceptive person, and this summarizes beautifully, what we humans, and those lions want.
nice portraits 🙂
Yes, just like you <3
Awwww!!!! So sweet!!! Thank-you… 🙂
Grazie mille <3
What wonderful creatures, and [though ‘zoos’ as opposed to rehab centres like this are controversial and the word is ‘freighted’…] so great to think they will be released into the wild in due course…
Yes, the word zoo is freighted and I agree with what you are saying.
My little cat can look in exactly the same ways… 😀
Laughing……. And I know it’s true!
I have a weakness for cats. One of my volunteer gigs is socializing and showing house cats for adoption so I’ve worked with thousands over the last few years. This one wants to know what you’re up to (are you a threat? are you bringing food? let me out?), is listening to things off to the side you didn’t even notice, and is slightly bored. Handsome cat. Hopefully, they can find a good wild place for him/her.
As a fellow cat lover, I salute your wonderful work on behalf of cats, and I can tell by your comments that you also understand the feline mind.
These eyes are really wild and terrifing. You capture it so beautifully.
Thank you Beverly, and yes, these cats would get 100% of our attention if encountered on a trail!
They are magnificent creatures, and your pictures capture that. But am I alone in finding their gaze intimidating?
I would say demanding of respect.
Oh, no. Not at all. These are very intimidating creatures. Excited for your cruise. Sorry I didn’t respond promptly to your email. The recent storms took out our wifi tower.
I got chills looking at your photos, Cindy. These are extraordinary. What a gorgeous animal. I’ve always been intrigued by wildcats. I’m happy to hear of any organization doing animal rescue.
We need more people in the world like you! Thank you.
Regal and commanding.
So happy you see this & thank you!
What magnificent animals! I’ve always loved cats so no surprise I’d be enamoured of mountain lions. I hope these guys get to live free again.
I hope so too. There are to few of them left in SoCal mountains.
es ist die Wochenmitte, also richten wir den Blick nach Vorne zum Wochenende, Klaus
Vielen dank mein leiber Freund!
I see the absolute confidence of an A-list predator. Nice kitty… nice kitty ! That cat is totally beautiful, Cuz. 😺
Aren’t they stunning, gorgeous creatures. I know you and I like the kitty-kats cuz!
Aside from kitty cats, even with the cold weather, I was surprised to see bluebirds on the feeders this morning. G’nite, Cuz 😴
Beautiful, as usual!
I don’t know what it is about your photography that has something mesmerizing about it. Obviously, I’m not the only one who thinks that. Cheers and very happy belated New Year, Cindy! xx
Great photos! You can really se the wildness in their eyes.
These photos have a believable lifelike feel about them.
They are fantastic.
You are very kind and most appreciated. Thank you.
You are most welcome Cindy.
All beautiful photos.
Honored. Thank you & Happy Friday!
Lovely Kitten! Lol…
This is one kitty-kitty you may not want to call to you!!!
It is only sweet on the picture. 🙂
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Great shots Cindy! Cougars are the only animal I haven’t seen and photographed. Vancouver island has the greatest population of Cougars on this earth and I have never ran across a single one.
Why do they keep this one in there anyways?
“Vancouver island has the greatest population of Cougars on this earth and I have never ran across a single one.”
I had no idea!!! I was always getting more careful there when I came upon tons of fresh bear scat, I wasn’t factoring in mountain lions, laughing.
California had a bunch too when I was a kid, but I would only see their cached deer kills, always knowing they were watching me, while I could not even see them.
They are impressive, much like birds, in that are good at evading humans.
A juvenile just attacked a biker in Colorado. He strangled it by hand.
well,they are a ambush predator so they normally do not expose themselves but your right,they most often are observing you.
Yes,heard about that Colorado incident. If you thought that was interesting your going to love this
I noticed your further comment and agree with you. Some tall tales here I would imagine.
this article is not totally accurate Cindy.I just noticed that it says he threw the Leopard over his shoulder and walked back to camp.He did not do that.The Leopard was brought back to camp by other men from the camp and put on the bed near him.
Thanks for the heads up. Your bears are going to be waking up soon!
In 4 to 6 weeks?
Would love to be there….
Wild and wonderful…I hope this wild untamed heart can run forever free again at some point!
I think Wolfie would work to set him free. There were wolves here to. They howled with the coyotes.
Wolfie certainly would! And joined in the howl with the coyotes🙂👍
We all will! <3
scared but a little cute!
This seems to be more like an animal hospital than a zoo. They say that 90% of all the animals brought to them for rehabilitation are successfully released back into their native environment. That is good to hear.
Excellent pictures, as usual, Cindy.
It is good isn’t it, and it has been in operation since the 1950’s apparently, although I never knew of it until now.
Love those expressive eyes in your beautiful shots…and happy there is a rehab place like this/
It is the best possible option when there are no others.
your lenses are great to have been able to capture this wild beauty! she is gorgeous and she has got beautiful furs.
Thanks so much and I am happy you enjoyed!
Bonjour ou bonsoir mon amie et belle CINDY
Je regarde le ciel et je pense tout en m’évadant
Et je m’envole dans le plus grand silence
Voir un monde meilleur sans guerre ou tout le monde se donne la main
Voir toutes les personnes du monde ce sourire, sans aucun ne soit être déçu
Des jours à ma fenêtre
Je regarde les enfants courir,sauter,s’amuser
sans que la maladie viennent les toucher
Je regarde aussi les couples
Ou l’amour de deux personnes sans qu’elles soient jugées
ne peuvent se mentir
Aimer toujours aimer quoi de plus beau
Sans le dire on peux le démontrer par la parole ,par un cadeau autres
Sur ces mots
Je passe te souhaiter une bonne journée ou fin de soirée
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard!
Very beautifully! 🙂
A wonderful cat…
beautiful pictures, because the lion is alive.
Whoa. You get it! Thank you.
Wild Eyes though but Beautiful.
Yes, thank you, wild is beautiful!
It was good reading this
It was even better reading your comment <3
Beautiful! I love the first close up picture.
They are just so completely beautiful aren’t they.
Yes. They are beautiful! 💕
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Ahhhhh, so kind of you and so appreciated too! Thank you <3
I lived in Big Bear for a very short time as I am physically unable to cope with the cold, but I remember that rescue sanctuary very well. It is a great location and the animals seem to be very well cared for. I love the wild creatures, especially wild donkeys. I very much keep up on those and occasionally go to Reche Canyon to see them. Last time I was up there, a bunch of them in different locations decided to cross the road, and I was so frightened that they would get hit. Yes, we now have a donkey sanctuary in this area thanks to Bob Barker, but there are still donkeys getting hit in the roads because there are no fences to keep them on one side or the other. They are actually very gentle (generally speaking) creatures. One time we pulled into an off-the-road area where there were a bunch of donkeys, and right away a mother, father, and their two children, a younger boy and an older girl donkey came to show off their children. They approached the car, and mom pushed the little boy up to the car. I petted his face gently and then she pushed the older little girl up to us, and I petted her face, and then they looked kindly at us and turned about and went their way. If I ever had the opportunity and a good supportive piece of land, I would have a couple of them in my yard. They are quite good at being good guard animals too. They will bray loudly if someone approaches their property when they live in a specific area. I knew people in Deming, New Mexico who had a ranch, and the donkeys lived there. If anyone came near the property, they would bray loudly, especially at night. Geese too are good that way.
Thank you for the lovely post.
I have wanted donkeys for eons. We have plenty of room for them at The Holler and they are wonderful at chasing off coyotes. I love their temperaments too. Your story about the wild donkey family introducing their children to you is quite moving. Wild animals are often inaptly named aren’t they. Maybe humans are actually the wilder ones in the final analysis. I hope you get some donkeys <3 <3
Beautiful photos…in those eyes I see wisdom and nobility, intelligence and respect. They are truly superior animals
I couldn’t possibly agree with you more! Be well Francisco.