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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
Unread postPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 3:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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Hi Guys,

Just got news in from my brother who's currently in Kruger and he's had an experience that just makes me :mrgreen: . Can't really believe it.

This has happened this morning (18/07/09) about an hour ago. They had arrived at Nkumbe look-out point and were viewing the scene in front of them when they spotted a large herd of buffalo down below. Further scans around they " saw " what they thought were lion lying under a bush.

It turned out that they were actually looking at 4 cheetahs. The next thing the cheetahs burst out and launched a chase at the buffalo herd. (All this is unfolding in front of them like something out of " Animal Planet " scene). Wishful thinking :huh: or not ? Obviously they weren't succesful and the buff herd regrouped and advanced towards the cheetah who backed off.

Whether the cheetah really hunting in the hope of maybe getting a calf or just having a I don't know. What do you guys think ?

They have captured it on video. Can't wait to see it & hopefully put it on forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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Helo boyZ

bare with me as i try to upload the pictures. my 1st time using this sony slr camera with a 70-300mm lens so my shots might not be the greatest but it was a extraordinary sighting nonetheless. a liitle snippet of events:


the view of the plains - approx herd of 200 buffalo in centre
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close up of the herd
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unfortunately due to the images being downsized, you wil not get the full quality of the shots. I will in time crop some of the photos and upload the close ups i manage to get.

continued to next post...

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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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the cheetahs - 4 in total - 3 in view - 1 cheetah was a liitle further away from the pack


cheeath stalking the approaching buffalo. 2 cheetah behind the shrub, 1 further back

more pictures to be posted this evening...gtg

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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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Rhino bottom left!There were a few animals like ellies and ostriches and kudu but ja didnt have a great cam but got a DSLR now!
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3 Male lions hunting buffalo: The Movie!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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herd now almost finish passing cheetah- notice the lone cheetah behind the front 2
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lone cheetah moves to the front pack
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lone cheetah charges for the buffalo
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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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running, still trying to reach his target
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closeup of the previous picture - notice the 2 calves front and back
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Last edited by Elsa on Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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still trying to penetrate the herd
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closeup of previous picture
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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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the attacker comes to a screeching halt
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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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cheetah "time for a u-turn" the plot thickens
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cheetah to buffalo "guys i was jus messing around, take it easy, nothing to get upset about" the hunter is now the hunted
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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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buffalo charging the cheetahs
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whole herd comes back to gang up on cheetahs
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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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buffalo have chased back the cheetah far enough for their comfort
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closeup image
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guys unfortunately this is where my story ends. hopefully ill be able to better this experience soon and get better shots to share with yourll. we busy working on uploading the video soon. keep well

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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe
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Nkumbe a few days ago - there were more than 100 elephant spread out over the plain , black rhino & calf , many giraffe , not a wildebees or zebra in sight ...

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A passing rainstorm .

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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe
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Check this out from Public sightings
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www.sanparks.org/gallery/v/sightings/kr ... 5.JPG.html


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 Post subject: Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP
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Some people have or had some brilliant sightings here :thumbs_up:

During July this year we saw giraffe, elephant and impalas. The view over Kruger from here is impressive 8) .

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