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Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby Supernova » Wed May 06, 2009 3:20 pm

Taken at Nkumbe in June 2005 with 900mm Lens

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby Donny » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:08 am

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.
Need to get there soon !!!

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:08 pm

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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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:40 pm

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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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby big5spotter » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:15 pm

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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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:08 pm

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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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:14 pm

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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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:21 pm

still trying to penetrate the herd
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closeup of previous picture
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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:26 pm

the attacker comes to a screeching halt
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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:39 pm

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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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:48 pm

buffalo charging the cheetahs
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whole herd comes back to gang up on cheetahs
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closeup image
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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby spotter786 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:36 am

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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Re: Nkumbe

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:46 am

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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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Re: Nkumbe

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:50 am

Check this out from Public sightings
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www.sanparks.org/gallery/v/sightings/kr ... 5.JPG.html

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Re: Nkumbe: Sightings from "the roof" of the KNP

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:30 pm

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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