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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:53 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Just got back so here are a couple of piccies.

Not as fantastic as some and no little ones! :twisted:

1 of 4 at Kwang, north of Nossob. 11/8/12

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Beauty at Cheleka. 12/8/12

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Male enjoying his catch of Springbok at Rooiputs. 12/8/12

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Found a shady spot :twisted:
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Need some rest now :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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WOW STUnning photos!!!thank you for sharing

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These 2 lionesses suprised us one morning at rooiputs sneeking by our tent about 10m from where we were standing!!! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Wow great sighting and images. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Few more from our December 2011 trip

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Flying Lion

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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My pleasure to share a few images and the only way to buy time until our December trip.........

Few more if you don't mind

Near Twee Rivieren on the dune

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I really like this image.....the stare,open mouth and the silhouette of the other Lion in front and will appreciate every bodies opinion :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Tx Guys and Picnic it also keep me going until our December trip

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The Boss feet

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The lady flirting

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Tx Guys

Few more if you don't mind..

Picnic ...all 3 images taken at Kaspersdraai

Kasperpersdraai

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Cubitje Quap

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Veertiende Boorgat

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Tx Guys...please tel me when to stop!

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Near Twee Rivieren

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Near Nossob - Cubitje Quap

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Tx Guys ...help to share and buying time until out December trip :dance:

Male near Tweerivien

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Lioness neat Mata Mata

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Location: Pretoria...dreaming of the kalahari
Hallo everybody...WOW great photos :clap:
I am struggeling with uploading my photos,so i'm going post a writen piece about a lion!!! hope you enjoy!!

Black maned Kalahari lion
Started out as fun fighting with his brothers and stealing from the pride male he calls father. To quench his thirst a whole pride of lions are there to watch his back and with the Kgalagadi hunting queen as his mother food is almost always served.
Now that he has to fend for himself he has to fight furious fights that may scar him for live or even take it. Days without water can be life threatening, and even if he finds water he has to know he doesn’t have a pride to watch his back. If he has the strength, guts and drive to become the king of the dunes, he has to stay in the shade during the blistering heat of the day, to build up his strength. And he has to move as he gains the power of the silent Kalahari night.
He must know exactly where to step when stalking prey…and exactly when to take it down. He will pick the perfect night to start roaring, and at the break of dawn he will be the only one roaring…Now yet again he can drink until you can hear the water splashing in his fully eaten stomach, because now he has the queen of hunting on his side again. When he lies under the camel torn tree on top of the red dune, gazing over his part if the world, he knows he has become the fearless, magnificent Black Maned Kalahari Lion…

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Great story and tx for the kind comments

The Lioness at 14de boorgat with her cubs...our best sighting ever and will remember it for a long time

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We were the only car and when the next car arrive she move to the shade.....

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Nearly a kill.

Early one morning after a quick cup of coffee we decided to drove north from Nossob and spotted the Lions walking in the river with beautiful golden early morning light.

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They were looking for breakfast and we spotted the Springboks in the river bed and the hunt was on.

but the Springboks spot them.....

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The one Lioness tried her best with no luck and we missed out our first kill in KTP....but there will be a next time

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