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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:48 am 
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Morning Everyone

If you interested in finding out more about the Kgalagadi Lion Project, check out their website:

http://www.kalaharilions.co.za

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Stunning!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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A sighting so special, it has to be shared!!
On a sunset drive from Nossob, at Rooikop waterhole we saw 20 lions together in and next to the road.
There were 2 pride males, 5 adult lionesses and 13 cubs!
Yes, all the cubs that were previously seen together a while ago are well and alive!!
Truelly amazing!!

Image3 by uyscarien, on Flickr

13 February
The next mornig we saw them again!! They were all huddled together between fallen logs halfway between
the turnoff to Marie se Draai and the waterhole on the left side of the road. We couln't see any adults, maybe they were out hunting.

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Wow wow......what a amazing sighting and images!! :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing!!

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Dwyka,

Thank you so much for sharing such a special sighting with us! Will be in Mata Mata with bus full of school kids 2 weeks from now -- what would I give to show them something like that!
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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After roaring the whole night around Nossob, we found one of the so-called Nossob brothers
the next morning just outside camp gate, still roaring, somewhat obscured by bushes.

Image2 by uyscarien, on Flickr

He met up with his brother across the riverbed and late afternoon came to drink at the waterhole.
After drinking for a while, they passed very near the hide and for a while posed for all the cameras.
They are so beautiful!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Take a bow.........superb sighting and brilliant images!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wish I were there.... :mrgreen: :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Lioness on a dune very near Kij Kij, there were more, lying behind the bushes.

Image15 by uyscarien, on Flickr

A while later this enormous male lion approached the waterhole at Kij Kij. He didn't drink water,
walked past and rest under a tree on the opposite side of the road. Of note is that a mark is
branded on his left thigh.

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Do not want to bore everybody, lots of more lion pics


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Wow So beautiful Dwyka3
More please :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Dwyka3, LOVE these photos! Especially the one with the young ones huddling together! And those males are tryly magnifficent - the b&w photo really captures their bond.


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Oh my goodness, what an amazing time you had!!! Stunning photos!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Please share more! :thumbs_up:

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More stunning images and sightings. Thank you for sharing the wonderful images!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Dwyka3,

Stunning shots of the brothers at Nossob hide and the pride at Rooikop. :clap: :clap: :clap: I saw some similar photos on SANParks Kgalagadi FB and assume you where there at the same time.

Really amazing to see them from so close. :dance: :dance: :dance:

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The start of a lion road block..............

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