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Little Kitty (loves big cats)

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Little Kitty (loves big cats)

My cat Clea wants nothing more than to be a big cat! I secretly think she secretly thinks she's a lioness. Show your love of big cats (lions, tigers, cheetahs) by uploading a pic of your cat (or a big one you meet at the zoo) and tag it big cats or cat and get a badge!

Tags: lion, kitten, leopard, tiger, cheetah, jaguar, big cats, panther, #bigcats

Category: Animals & Pets


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graywolfpack12345
July 23, 2014

aww cute! thanks for answering my question! I love she has ring-like rings~ on her paw!

Rainydawn
July 25, 2014

Nice cat ^.^ By the way, I think we should be able to write a little introduction about ourselves on our pages, where you could just write a little about yourself, such as what your favourite things are, what you like about photography, and so on.

graywolfpack12345
July 29, 2014

@Rainydawn that's a good idea!! I agree!

CityOnAHill
July 29, 2014

@LauraStar, I understand that to get the black and white badge you have to have uploaded 10 black and white pictures, which I have done, but I don't have the badge. Would you mind checking that out? Thanks so much! =)

volleyballgirl1
July 30, 2014

I was wondering... whenever I click on the member gallery to see the pictures that were in the National Geographic Kids, it says that the page doesn't exist. Is that just my computer?

graywolfpack12345
July 31, 2014

@volleyballgirl1 well if it was your computer it was mine too!! It happend to me!! so idk....

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
July 31, 2014

@CityOnAHill - Replying on behalf of LauraStar while she's on vacation ... Sorry you didn't get the badge. I'll see if I can find out what's going on.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
July 31, 2014

@volleyballgirl1 - Sorry for your trouble. Are you still getting this error? I tried clicking the member gallery banner from the My Shot homepage and it seems to be working okay for me.

graywolfpack12345
August 01, 2014

Ummm ok, i had a question, is there anyway i can change my screen name, instead of graywolfpack12345?? If not its ok just wondering!

RoyalBengalTiger
August 02, 2014

@SLRoar- I too get an error which says- "The page you are trying to access does not exist! =(" whenever I click on the member's gallery page. And, I've got some queries about the International Photography Contest like, which countries are allowed to participate, is there any age bar or just under 18....And, the whole Rules page of the IPC only talks about the United States...Can we e-mail our queries?

CityOnAHill
August 03, 2014

Thanks, @SLRoar!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 04, 2014

@graywolfpack12345 - I am sorry but at this time we do not have the ability for users to change their names. You are free to set up a new account, but please note the pictures uploaded to the former account will not transfer to the new account.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 04, 2014

@volleyballgirl1 and @RoyalBengalTiger - Please try to access the gallery now. I believe the problem has been fixed! Thanks for your patience and for bringing it to our attention!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 04, 2014

@RoyalBengalTiger - The U.S. contest is only open to kids who will be between the ages of 6 and 14 on Oct. 15, 2014. To learn more about contests being run by NG Kids partners around the world, please visit http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/contests/ipc-international-links.html. Hope that answers your questions!

Snowdog
August 04, 2014

@LauraStar or @SLRoar - I was told a while back that one of my photos - "Chalk" - was published in the magazine. Is there any way I can find out which issue it was published in?

11Six
August 04, 2014

:) Cute cat!! Check out my funny cat picture! Please!!

CityOnAHill
August 05, 2014

Also, My Shot has been pretty slow lately; do you think y'all could do anything to fix that?

CityOnAHill
August 05, 2014

Another thing (ugh sorry... xP) one of my pictures was featured in Best Of July; do I get an award for that? Just wondering. =) Thank you so, so much!!

graywolfpack12345
August 06, 2014

Ok that's fine ;) Thanks!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 06, 2014

@Snowdog - Do you remember roughly when you were told and could you also please post a link to the photo on My Shot? That'll make it easier for me to locate it for you.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 06, 2014

@CityOnAHill - Yes, all of the "best of" pics will receive a "Featured Online" award. They aren't given out automatically, but the moderators will get to it when they can. Thanks for your patience!

CityOnAHill
August 06, 2014

Thanks so much, and no problem. =)

PurpleMango
August 06, 2014

@SLRoar or @LauraStar, I was wondering, how do you now if you are put in best or published in a magazine? Thanks!!

RoyalBengalTiger
August 07, 2014

Oh! Thank you for clearing that up. I won't be able to participate as my age exceeds the age limit. :/ Well...all the best to all the participants!

parakeetlover
August 08, 2014

im a fan plz look at my pics!=D

parakeetlover
August 10, 2014

do u have to put # in front of cats?

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 10, 2014

@PurpleMango - If one of your photos is featured in a "best of" monthly gallery or published in the magazine, you'll receive a corresponding badge on the photo. Sometimes it can take a little while for the badge to be awarded. Please keep any eye on the website as we post new galleries regularly that show which photos are "best of" or have been published in the magazine. And of course, keep any eye on the magazine too! Good luck!

parakeetlover
August 11, 2014

nvm.

parakeetlover
August 11, 2014

and, i no you are probably tired of looking at me and my screen name, but this time, it is a question for LauraStar or SLRoar. i have had comments on the internet for some time now, and i haven't received any info that they have been exepted or rejected. by the time u get this though, the problem will have probably already been gone. - thanks, parakeetlover.

parakeetlover
August 11, 2014

also, (sorry, i could not write this in the box above) my picture was on photos home as "recently added". does that get an award, and is it chosen, or does it just mean that my last 4 pics WERE the last for pics? thanks again, and sorry we bother you so much! =]

videogamer
August 12, 2014

can you explain why some of my photos used to be four stars but now the stars are gone? im not trying to be mean but please explain.

MusicMaster
August 12, 2014

@SLRoar or @LauraStar when u get back, When you get the editor's pick award, does that mean it's going to get published in the NGKids Magazine?

MusicMaster
August 12, 2014

Oh, just thought I'd clear things up... I got the editor's pick award but not the published award... just so you knew. :)

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 12, 2014

@parakeetlover -- No, you don't have to add the #. Good question!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 12, 2014

@parakeetlover - The "Recently Added" photos are the latest photos that have been approved by the moderators. Basically, every photo will show up there in the order of approval.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

SLRoar
August 12, 2014

@parakeetlover - Sorry for the delay. It can take a little time for your comments to go through if we have a lot of photos and comments to go through.

parakeetlover
August 13, 2014

ONE LAST THING- i promise! i uploaded a photo celebrating nat geo's 125th anniversary, but did not get the award! could u look into that plz?

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 15, 2014

@videogamer -- not sure why that would happen, but I will look into it! Other people - please let me know if you have had this problem too.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 15, 2014

@MusicMaster -- the published award is for the pics that make it into the magazine. The My Shot editors handout the Editor's pic awards. Some pics might even get both!

MusicMaster
August 15, 2014

I am just wondering why my mom keeps getting bothered with emails that say that my comment has been rejected for "comment submitted twice". So I look at the comments I have recently made, and all of them are there. Can you please fix the problem, because my mom believes that I am writing things I not supposed to, but I would NEVER EVER write anything bad. Please, please fix it! Thanks!

MusicMaster
August 16, 2014

So just because I got the editor's pick award doesn't mean it gets published in the magazine?

11Six
August 16, 2014

For the photography contest, can the pictures be edited? Also, when will the name of the hippo picture on the cront page be decided?

11Six
August 16, 2014

Front page sorry. And can the pictures for the contest be taken with a phone?

kittycatlover10
August 17, 2014

Hi, I have I question about the NGK 2014 Photography Contest. I was wondering if you can enter in more than one category. I looked in the official rules but could not find anything about it. Did I miss something? Thanks kittycatlover10

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 17, 2014

@MusicMaster - Your mom is getting that message because some of the comments you submit come into the moderation system two times - you must be accidentally hitting the SUBMIT button more than once. Just watch out for that! Thanks for being part of My Shot!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 18, 2014

MusicMaster -- that is right!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 18, 2014

@11Six The hippo picture is for Back Talk -- the hippo doesn't get named; people just submit their best captions and sure, pictures for the contest can be edited and they can be taken with a phone. Speaking of phone photography, do you use a phone camera?

11Six
August 18, 2014

Half and half, I use a phone, my camera, and my sisters camera:) Come check out my pictures! And, i mean when will the caption be chosen?

11Six
August 18, 2014

Thanks for answering my questions! Come check out my pics please!

animallover7
August 18, 2014

Wow, that'd be awesome if my flower pic got an award!

animallover7
August 18, 2014

Do the moderators go through everybody's account when choosing a, let's say PTW or POTD, or do they search something specific, then choose whatever pops up? One other thing, do you have any idea of what moderators seem to choose the most for cool awards like magazine, etc. -animallover7

videogamer
August 19, 2014

oh and how do you get the back to school badge?

DreamLights
August 20, 2014

@laurastar,I've been wondering,do you know of good editing sights,other than Forter and Ribbit?Thanks for your help!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 20, 2014

@kittycatlover10 -- sure you can enter in all categories and you should!

MusicMaster
August 20, 2014

Thanks, @LauraStar!

MusicMaster
August 22, 2014

Hi, (again), I have uploaded more than ten pics in the vacation category, but have not yet received the World Traveler badge. Is there something else I need to do to get it?

RILEY21
August 22, 2014

@LauraStar I have a suggestion: i don't know if you are the one that dose this kinda stuff but, you know how you can see who all has favorited you now? i think that i would be cool to see who all has favorited one of your photos! like have names under the photo when you click on it or before you click on it just have it say how many people have favorited it (or both =D ). that would be AWESOME. and just one more thing, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! -RILEY21

11Six
August 22, 2014

Where can I see the caption picked for the hippo picture?

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
August 25, 2014

Sorry about that @MM - There was something funny with the system for that badge but I fixed it! Try again and thanks for letting me know about the problem.

parakeetlover
August 28, 2014

i have another thing (sorry.) i deleted one of my pics, ( the pic was bffs holding hands.) and then the next time i looked at my awards, my bird watcher award was gone! can u plz get it back for me? thank you!

DreamInColour
August 29, 2014

Hi LauraStar! I have a problem with one of my photos... Though I don't know if it will have been sorted by the time this comment is moderated. On my photo called 'Sunbathing', the photo has mysteriously disappeared and has been replaced with another of my photos, which I uploaded a long time ago, called 'Exploding Flower'. It's strange because it has all of the information I put on Sunbathing is still there, (tags, description, category, title) but it has a completely different photo there. Could you possibly have a look and see if there's still a problem? Thank you so much! :D

DreamInColour
August 29, 2014

I'm really really sorry @LauraStar, but I solved the problem! I deleted both my exploding flower photo and my sunbathing photo, and so now I don't have any photos in the place of others! :D (I did upload my Sunbathing photo again, though, this time calling it 'In the Sun'. Also, I wasn't too pleased with my exploding flower photo anyway, so I didn't really mind deleting it!) Also, I had my photo in the best of July. I think I receive an award, but I don't think I've got it yet. Thank you for all the work you put into this site! -DreamInColour :D

RILEY21
August 30, 2014

hi! um i have more then 200 pics and i haven't gotten the 200+ bade yet. do you think you can fix that? that would be AWESOME! thank you!

Snapshot-16
September 01, 2014

@LauraStar~ I don't know if it was just my computer or if something was/is wrong with this person particular page. But anyways, I was on Foxliegh photos's page and a whole bunch of other people's pictures started showing up on her page. Her page finally went back to normal when I typed in her name in the search Bar and clicked on her profile. Is there a bug in the system or is it just my computer???

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
September 03, 2014

@Snapshot-16 -- you were looking at Foxleigh's favorite pics -- the ones she's favorited -- not the ones she's uploaded. Thanks for letting me know!

Snapshot-16
September 03, 2014

oh ok, thank you! And also for the MyShot MVP maybe there should be an award for the top three to five users whose pictures with the most votes. Also do you do the MVP to divide which user will get an award of some type based off of the pictures you put into the MVP system vote thingy-um-bob?? And also ( don't worry this is the last question :D ) How do you pick the photographers to watch?? Is it by photos that are users like or people that the moderators think have great pics???? Thank you for taking the time to answer all these Questions ~~ ~~ Snapshot-16 :)

DreamInColour
September 04, 2014

I LauraStar... I tried uploading one of my photos for the third or fourth time and it never uploads! It's the one with the bug I think (the Sunbathing one)... But there's nothing wrong with it! It's just my cat! Please help!! Thank you!!

CityOnAHill
September 04, 2014

@LauraStar, (okay first of all) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TWO ONLINE AWARDS. I am very honored to have my two of my pictures featured online. =D Secondly, I have the Online Award for my picture featured in August, but the one that was featured in July still doesn't have one. I just thought it's a little strange that the very recent one has received the award but the older one hasn't. =/ Thanks so much, again!

youngphotograph57
September 06, 2014

Hi @LauraStar! recently everything I post is being rejected, and I don't know why. For example, I uploaded an avatar of me with my camera in front of my face. You couldn't see my face, just an eye, and I've seen a ton of pictures like this one here, but mine got rejected. Also, I've posted a picture of my trip to Berlin, and there weren't any kid faces, it was just a pic of a place I visited, but it got rejected too. My dad told me you said it was because of "too long tags", but I didn't write a lot of them...what can I do? If there's any problem, can you please tell me?

11Six
September 06, 2014

Please check out my pics;) I have a one of a cat and one of a baby pig and i think they would really be good for backtalk! Once my pig picture uploads:) its adorable and it looks like on pig is whispering in the others ear. Please see them!!:)

11Six
September 06, 2014

also, is there a way i can get my pictures considered for best of or whatever, just any kind of award?

animallover7
September 06, 2014

@LauraStar, I CANNOT STAND the new website. Is there a way you guys could change it back? I also liked the website in 2007.

graywolfpack12345
September 07, 2014

@LauraStar- I have a problem- see, i wanted to upload this picture i liked of my dog and i wrote something very ( In My Opinion) touching about dogs- and i kept my caption and tags under 300 characters but, it said " Please keep your caption under 300 characters" And it said same thing with the tags when i only had a few- i don't get it- i showed my mom and she didn't understand why either.... @DreamInColour- Samme Thing! - Anyway, @LauraStar- Please Help! Thanks!

animallover7
September 08, 2014

@LauraStar, (sorry again) the notifications only work if I successfully uploaded a pic. It USED to show when someone favorite your pic, when someone became a fan of you, and when someone comments on your pic. Now it only notifies me when I upload a pic, and I've obtained one fan, had several pics favorited, and had a whole bunch of comments. I think it might just be my computer, but I don't know. Yesterday I uploaded several pics and only had one notification that I uploaded three. I had uploaded well over three and I checked just to make sure and I had like 20 approved pics. Can you fix it?

11Six
September 08, 2014

What new website is being talked about? if their is a new one, please post a link if its available for viewing.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
September 10, 2014

@DreamInColour -- sorry about your upload problems. What happens? Do you think the image is too big?

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
September 10, 2014

@CityOnAHill -- thanks for letting me know about the awards for Best of July. I just fixed that! Check it out -- http://kids-myshot.nationalgeographic.com/gallery/best-of-july-14

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
September 10, 2014

@MusicMaster -- I fixed that issue with the badges - sorry about that. You can now get the badge (and if you don't LET ME KNOW!) Sorry to say, you will have to re-upload the pics. Be sure to submit them in the Vacation category.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
September 10, 2014

@youngphotograph57 -- sorry about your rejections - I know that can be frustrating. The moderator rejected it because even if it is just one tag and that tag is very long, it can really break our system. Tags are meant to be short and just a word or two, not a whole sentence! Tell others about this rule, please.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
September 10, 2014

@animallover7 Thanks for your question. My Shot editors choose photos for the magazine and for the awards based on the quality of an image -- and the sure see a lot! Take a look at the magazine and Best of galleries to see the kinds of images that are chosen.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

LauraStar
September 10, 2014

@graywolfpack12345 -- sorry about your pic problem! Did you try again with different text? I am not sure exactly what happened, but keep trying.

Lomax
September 11, 2014

Hi. I noticed some of my badges that were there are now gone. If I delete any photos I'm usually careful not to delete those to do with badges so Im not sure why this has happened. Is there a limit to how many are recorded in the strip ?

Lomax
September 11, 2014

Also, I keep trying to join the nationalgeographic.com web site but I can't. Is it only for USA people because it asks me for what state I live in ? And is it the same for the photo contest, I saw USA. I am in the right age group but I don't think I can enter because I'm from Zimbabwe?

graywolfpack12345
September 11, 2014

Ok! Yes i did on my other account!

CityOnAHill
September 11, 2014

Another question... I had uploaded a picture of my 22-year-old sister about 3 times, but I keep getting emails that say it was rejected for a child's image. Isn't 22 an adult, though?

MusicMaster
September 11, 2014

Thanks, got the badge! :D

youngphotograph57
September 12, 2014

Thanks, that's okay. I'll upload it again with shorter tags. :) I will!

DreamInColour
September 23, 2014

@LauraStar I don't think so... I guess it was just a bug in the system :) thank you for my award! I'veI got it now!! :D

Animalsrock2
September 27, 2014

hey LauraStar, i have a pic on my account and some people r saying its in the magazine but i didnt get a badge, and i havent seen the most recent magazines yet so im not sure plz tell me if u know:)

Animalsrock2
September 29, 2014

nvm i got the badge:)

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