Hey guys! Happy Saint Patrick day! hope you have a guiness in your hand . Here goes an Irish story for this day. This is an old pic, hope you like it
graphire/PSCS/6hours/music: Therion - Cu Chulainn [link]
Let´s Wikiattack! Cú Chulainn ([kuːˈxʊlɪnʲ] ( listen), Irish for "Culann's Hound"), also spelled Cúchulainn, Cúchulain, Cú Ċulainn, Cúchullain or Cú Chulaind, is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folklore. The son of the god Lug and Deichtine (sister of Conchobar mac Nessa), he was originally named Sétanta.
He gained his better-known name as a child after he killed Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defence, and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single-handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the epic Táin Bó Cúailnge ("Cattle Raid of Cooley"). It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but that his life would be a short one. This is the reason why he is compared to the Greek hero Achilles. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy or ríastrad (similar to a berserker's frenzy, though sometimes called a "warp spasm" because of the physical changes that take place in the warrior), in which he becomes an unrecognisable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Láeg, and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend. In more modern times, Cú Chulainn is often referred to as the "Hound of Ulster".
These are the two 18-month old cheetah brothers. Fritzi is the yawning one and the right one is Hannibal. Have you known that male cheetahs are sometimes found in groups in the wild? They're mostly brothers but also other male cheetahs might join them. These cheetah groups are usually small having two or three cheetahs but even bigger has been seen with more than 10 cheetahs!
Lets celebrate the International Cheetah Day If you care about these magnificent felines you should support the Cheetah Conservation Fund! If you like cheetahs, have a look at this folder containing mainly high quality cheetah photos: [link] more cheetah photos will be posted during the day I'm participating with this photo in the International Cheetah Day Challenge. Follow the link if you would like to know more about it.
Feedback is also highly appreciated Photo 1/17 more are coming during the day
A DD? Wow thank you sooo much guys Hannibal & Fritzi - two 18 month old male cheetahs (Acinonyx Jubatus) Canon EOS 400D; Hanimar 200mm f/3.5 Aachener Tierpark
May you all enjoy the day with your loved ones. Have a Happy Valentine's Day.(I know, it's a bit early for that) Alright everyone, go lovebend your heartstrings. Consider this a part 2 to my Christmas pic. And i know Mako's scarf is probably thicker in weave, but i made it silk-like for added effect. You can download/print it if you like. Link is to the right.