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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:32 am 
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So after watching the adolescent lions unsuccessfully chasing birds we went to Mata Mata for breakfast. When we returned to 14th about 3 hours later we found the large male (which was earlier sleeping across the riverbed) under the big tree by the pump holding onto and disembowelling a young springbok.

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Then when one of the adolescent males approached him he made it clear he must back off!

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Waiting patiently

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We are not sure who made the kill but we think it must have been the large female that was with them :D


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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On the morning of the 18th Dec we travelled south from Grootkolk on our way to Nossob. About 800m from the Nossob gate I spotted a lioness on top of a wildebeest in the riverbed.

At first there was no movement but a few seconds later we witnessed the struggle for 15 minutes:

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She was all by herself so she struggled to keep the animal down but seeing every muscle in her body working in the 36 degree heat shows you how strong these animals are!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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WoW Evel!
This is almost the same spot we saw a Lioness with a Wildebeest carcass on 27 Sept 2012.
She was relaxing in the shade ,while a Jackal tried to get a bite.

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She was not impressed and gave him a warning look...

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He tried his luck any way and within a flash she was up and running .

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It took almost 3 seconds and all the action was over and out.

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No one mess with her food, even if she had her utmost!

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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On the move...luckily strait towards us... :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Taken at the birdhide at Nossob camp.While sitting at the hide this male lion appeared from nowhere ,,, :dance: :dance:

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Life is so good Mom........

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Kgalagadi Queen after having a drop of water of two!! Just look at that tummy!!

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Great images lion queen :clap: :popcorn:

My dream image of a lion cup in KTP....... :dance: :dance:
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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This mating pair were seen between Marie se draai waterhole and Rooikop waterhole on 28th October 2013.
Son godin suggested they may be the same pair he saw a month later. We will leave you to judge.
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SEPTEMBER 2014
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Peregrine Falcon...Great sightings and images. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Beautiful male drinking water at Nossob.


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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We waited at Dalkeith water hole one morning early for about 45min,when this female came to drink water.


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Time for more images of the queen :wink: ..........Males always get all the attention.... :think:

Those eyes.....

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Agree with Hilda......stunning picture!!! :clap: :thumbs_up:

Another image of old Fred....looks almost sad.... :(

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This one kept us awake the whole evening in Gharagab.........

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