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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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Some amazing lion pics on this thread!!!

A couple of snaps from our trip in Dec 2011 - a very young "pride" (not sure in they were a pride or a group of young nomads) of 5 males and a female at Montrose waterhole...

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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The next sequence of images were taken about 500m south of the gate to Nossob camp early one August morning in 2011. The lioness had caught the gemsbok relatively recently....

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Then on her own, she began to move the carcass, a fully grown Gemsbok :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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At this stage we were staring into the sun, so we decided to move behind a tree so that we weren't squinting....and we were also in a Polo Vivo....not the highest car at the sighting....the grass was shorter under the tree :D

And she dragged it closer, and closer..... :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: ....she was heading for our tree!!!!


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And then right under the tree next to us!!!

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She rested a bit then took a few bites. She didn't stay long, then walked over the road, took one last look back the then disappeared. Judging by her teats, she had a young family she was going to collect.

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We now had a problem....we were staying at Mata Mata that night....we had to move on :? ...we later heard she did indeed come back with some young cubs in tow!!


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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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And the last ones for now....also in Aug 2011....this old chap, well know to many on the forums....seen on 14th Borehole loop...letting all and sundry know he was still boss....even with a porcupine quill or 2 in his neck :?

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I saw as well "brocken jaw" with quills :?
nice pictures, thank you :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi
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:mrgreen: :clap: :mrgreen: Thank you all once again for magic photos :mrgreen: :clap: :mrgreen:

:) Amazing how each face tells a different story :wink:

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Fantastic Pics here :clap: :clap: Jo think I would have checked into Nossob for a night 8) 8)


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Fantastic Pics here :clap: :clap: Jo think I would have checked into Nossob for a night 8) 8)


The temptation was there Aristocat!!!

One more, then I think the page has to turn..... these brothers were at Monroe in Feb 2010

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Stunning and very special pics :thumbs_up:

:( Old chap must have been in some pain with those quills.

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:D Great pics everyone. :thumbs_up:


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Morning All, thanks for your images - beautiful !

What about this beauty - one of the Nossob males ......

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puzzled by the leopard-like rosettes on many of the Kgalagadi lions - the cubs in the recent photos are a good example? Is there anything in these?


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Beautiful photos :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap:

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Great images Johan and Shane

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Few portrait images near Nossob

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