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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:18 am

Charbel,

Lovely pic of the yellow mongoose. :clap: :clap:

Great :cam: of the Hyenas. :clap: :clap: ..they look very well fed. :dance: .. Cub looks in a real playful mood. :hmz:

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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby hilda » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:00 am

What an awesome Hyena sighting Charbel! I love the sphinx pose! :clap: :clap:

And the cute little Yellow Mongoose! He looks so inquisitive! :D
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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby Leanawel » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:23 am

:D Hi Charbel

Just caught up with your KTP-report. Beautiful pics :clap:

I am on board :popcorn:

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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby charbel » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:30 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:Charbel,

Lovely pic of the yellow mongoose. :clap: :clap:

Great :cam: of the Hyenas. :clap: :clap: ..they look very well fed. :dance: .. Cub looks in a real playful mood. :hmz:

:popcorn: :popcorn:



Hi Trro-trrrrrr
They were quite well, weren't they? We can understand why they didn't engage in going after the Gemsboks....

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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby charbel » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:31 pm

hilda wrote:What an awesome Hyena sighting Charbel! I love the sphinx pose! :clap: :clap:

And the cute little Yellow Mongoose! He looks so inquisitive! :D


The sphynx pose was really something.... Bad pic but great moment...
We were lucky to find them there.....

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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby charbel » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:32 pm

Leanawel wrote::D Hi Charbel

Just caught up with your KTP-report. Beautiful pics :clap:

I am on board :popcorn:

Leana


Hi Leana
I am happy to have you on board... I will soon continue...

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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby charbel » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:03 am

We arrived at Kielikrankie around 5:30, astonished with the beauty of the place, the view of the dunes, the quality of the cabins, the sympathy of Jacques, the warden of the camp. Here are two views of the dunes in front of the cabins.

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We were bringing food and other things from the car to the cabin, when a Leopard passed by, not far from my friend Pedro. It went behind a bush and remained there hidden for a long time. We went to Jacques' house to see if we could see it. Jacques showed us lion footsteps just besides the house, but the leopard was not moving.

Jacques told us he would tell when the leopard moved.... After some time, he came to our cabin to tell us the leopard was in the waterhole... It was funny that the leopard looked so small. The waterhole looked so close but it was an illusion, it was far away... We needed an animal to give us the right perspective.

Does someone know which leopard is this? I still have to check in the Astromat's guide.

Here is the leopard drinking from the waterhole.

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Here is a closer image.

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After drinking water, he followed through the dunes, crossing the whole space in front of the cabins.

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This is a closer pic of the leopard moving down there in the dunes.

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The leopard marked a bush. So, its territory is around the camp.

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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:41 am

wow superb :clap:
it's seems to be a female :hmz: will search too
maybe the same I stroked one night, last year :wink:
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Unread postby Carol g » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:47 am

Charbel, Kieliekrankie is such a lovely place, I love it

What a great Leopard sighting, thanks for sharing with us :gflower:
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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:54 am

I think is Auchterlonie female :thumbs_up: :dance:
but wait a little bit for the specialist :wink:
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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby hilda » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:03 am

Kieliekrankie looks fantastic Charbel! We hope to visit it next year! :dance: :dance:

What a beautiful Leopard sighting! Great pictures too! :clap: :clap:

Thank you so much for sharing! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby Leanawel » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:59 pm

Well, well, well :big_eyes:

Kielie - a super place and a more super leopard visit - what a wonderful day for you :clap: :clap:

Thanks for the beautiful :cam: - of a beautiful cat.

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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby wanderw » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:01 pm

Lovely report and pix Charbel! Loved your sphinx! :clap: :thumbs_up:
Gorgeous leopard sighting! Anne-Marie is right! It is the Auchterlonie Female and Kielie Krankie is part of her territory! If you have time, please report this sighting to AstroMatt, to help the Kgalagadi Leopard ID Project - see link at the end of my post. (you will also find the ID guide in my link, in case you would like to check the ID of your leopard too.) Thanx! :D
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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:14 am

Charbel,

Wonderful view you had at Kielikrankie..... :dance:

Stunning Leopard sighting right from the comfort of your "home".. :clap: :clap: Great pics to match. :thumbs_up:

More please :popcorn:
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Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha

Unread postby charbel » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:21 pm

anne-marie wrote:wow superb :clap:
it's seems to be a female :hmz: will search too
maybe the same I stroked one night, last year :wink:


Hi Anne-Marie
I agree that it looks like a female. Also, it doesn't look very big, at least judging from a distance....

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