I had a day off last week and decided that FINALLY after living in San Francisco this long that I was going to Safari West in Santa Rosa. It wasn’t nearly the same as my adventure in August to South Africa where I got very up close and personal with some amazing Cheetahs at the Le Sueur Cheetah Project. But this place was lovely and had me back for a moment to almost the same place. I’m a total animal lover and this was meant to take me out of my element and push me just a bit photographically. This is a private reserve and the owners live on the property. All of the people who work there seem to really love animals and their jobs. They have giraffe, cheetah, numerous types of monkeys and birds and kudu, zebra, buffalo and wildebeest and very shy rhino’s. I really wanted to play with the cheetah again but alas, it was not possible. But it was an amazing day with the most beautiful sunset to close it out.