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Casey Cooper


Capt. Casey Cooper 🧜🏻‍♂️ ig: @cooperlost

Tried taking some photos of a cheetah but she had a different plan 😳 #cuteanimals #cheetah #wildlife #africa  created by Casey Cooper with James Quinn’s A Gentle Sunlight
Ive spent a lot of time working in #Africa with various species of wildlife in conservation efforts but…

This particular relationship being by far my favorite. It did take awhile to develope trust with this female #cheetah . When she was finally comfortable it was one of the most memorable moments of my life.

Its important for you to know that this cheetah resides in a reserve and has a stomach condition that makes her unable to be released into the wild. That is the only reason why i justify habituating her with humans. She lives a good life on the reserve where she resides.

Researchers study her in hopes of learning more about the species and eventually help the wild population increase. (Less than 7000 left)

Cheetahs make awful pets, they cant be domesticated. Really the only way to experience something like this is to get involved in conservation and work in wildlife sanctuaries.

#extinctionrebellion #africa #wildlife #bigcatsoftiktok #sanctuarythings #wildlifework #animalencounters
(Save this for planning your trip)

This Winter (2023/24) will be the best time to see the northern lights until 2034/35

Here’s all the important information you need to know:


Solar maximums cycle in anywhere between 10-15 years. Although you CAN see the northern lights almost every year, this year will be the most frequent opportunities to catch them dancing overhead with all the magnificent colors you see on photos and posts.

Where can you see them? Technically the best places to see them in the northern hemisphere are anywhere north of the 45th parallel but your BEST opportunities are going to be found in these places…

1. Fairbanks, Alaska 🇺🇸

2. Tromsø, Norway 🇳🇴

3. Lapland, Finland 🇫🇮

4. Orkney, Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

5. Yellowknife, Canada 🇨🇦

6. Churchill, Canada 🇨🇦

7. Jukkasjärvi, Sweden 🇸🇪

8. Reykjavik, Iceland 🇮🇸

How to find them once you’re in these locations:
I use 2 apps to determine the “KP Levels” and I use another app to determine the cloud cover. Keep in mind a KP level of 3 or higher will be visible to the naked eye. Kp 5-9 will light the sky up. This Timelapse was during a KP 6

1. Aurora forecast

2. My Aurora forecast pro

3. Astrospheric (cloud cover app)

Camera gear:

1. iPhone will work on a tripod with a long exposure

2. DSLR/ mirrorless camera

3. lens that has an aperture less than f4 (2.8 and lower is best)

4. Tripod @promasterphoto

If you don’t feel like doing any planning and want to have a guide take care of it for you just book a trip with us @backcountry_journeys

My gear for this shot:

Camera: Sony alpha 1 @sonyalpha

Lens: 14mm prime 1.8 gmaster @sonyalpha


#northernlights #auroraborealis #fairbanks #sonyalpha #nightskyphotography
The story behind my face to face encounter with a Wild Leopard in the middle of the night… 🐆

My first time in Africa I was staying in the Serengeti with @serengetiballoonsafaris in their staff housing…

I was incredibly jet lagged and couldn’t fall asleep the first few days I was there. On the third night I was finally able to pass out at a reasonable hour.

Around 2:30am I heard loud noises on the roof of my building... the Baboons had been messing around on the property all day, so I assumed they were responsible for waking me up at this hour.

I grabbed a broom and went outside to scare them off. The second I opened the door the noise stopped, it was dead quiet outside and the stars were incredible. I stood out there in a half asleep daze for a couple minutes. Then suddenly a Fully grown Leopard jumped off the roof and landed right beside me.

My heart skipped a beat and my blood pressure Spiked. I was frozen with absolutely no clue what to do. As we stared at each other both wondering who’s going to make the first move… I considered my options. Now I’ve spent a lot of time with apex predator animals. But this was a moment where I actually had absolutely no f**king clue what to do.

The door was only a couple steps behind me, I figured maybe if I was quick, I could get inside and shut the door before anything bad would happen. I tried to stay calm and then took my first breath since the unexpected encounter started.

Ironically the leopard did the same, calmly elevated from his original pounce position, looked out into the field and slowly walked off.

Lesson learned… don’t be a dumbass and go outside at night in the Serengeti 😅
#sonyalpha #africa #wildlifephotography #bigcatsoftiktok
#answer to bombshell4u
My hidden talent…. Fluent in “Monkey”

He always hides in my jacket on rainy days 🥹
#cuteanimalsoftiktok #monkey #wildlife
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