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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Sun May 08, 2016 11:10 am

One early morning relaxing after they drank water at Mata Mata camp. :D :D

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Sun May 08, 2016 11:11 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Stunning Roelf as always!!! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun May 08, 2016 12:17 pm

Beautiful image Roelf!!!

Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by hilda » Sun May 08, 2016 1:34 pm

They really look very relaxed! Great picture, thanks RoelfA! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by manicwalker » Mon May 09, 2016 5:08 am

RoelfA,
A truly beautiful Lion photo :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by gjorgi » Fri May 27, 2016 3:04 pm

Hi everyone,

So I wondered who of you are familiar with the story of the Prince of Nossob? This is the young lion that, together with his mother, came across Langklaas the leopard when she sadly died next to the Nossob waterhole. It's fitting that such a famous leopard shared such a famous camera moment with a baby lion that it seems will also become famous. The little cub in the photo below is now known as Prince or, as out sunset drive guide (think his name was Des, forgive me if I got it wrong!!)described him, "the Prince of Nossob".
His father rules the area round Nossob with an iron fist (claw) and has apparently already killed at least 3 other full grown males that have entered his domain. Prince got kicked out of the pride when he got older, as is customary, but what was strange is that his mother left with him. This might be because she was old and he was her last cub....the only cub from her last litter that survived. Whatever the reason they are now inseparable and often seen around Nossob. The feeling is that he has got amazing genes (due to his aggressive and powerful father) and that he might even take over in the future.

Below is a few photos of the Prince of Nossob and his mother near 'Marie se Gat'. They saw some Gemsbok at the waterhole but decided to let them be....and actually waited until they finished drinking!!

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The end of Langklaas with Prince and his mother at Nossob.


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Seeing the buck at the waterhole


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Politely waiting for them to leave


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Two years old....he's going to become a big boy.


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Like mother like son, see the Right eye? Definitely family


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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by gjorgi » Fri May 27, 2016 3:08 pm

Me again....I can't seem to edit the writing at the bottom of each photo so let me just correct myself....I meant to say "..he's going to become a big boy" and also the right eye...not the left :wall:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by hilda » Fri May 27, 2016 4:14 pm

Thanks for these stunning photos gjorgi! The Prince and his mom are really two special Lions! :clap: :clap:

Funny enough, I have tried to edit your post for you, but I can also not edit your captions underneath the pictures! :doh:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by barryels » Fri May 27, 2016 5:03 pm

gjorgi wrote:Me again....I can't seem to edit the writing at the bottom of each photo so let me just correct myself....I meant to say "..he's going to become a big boy" and also the right eye...not the left :wall:


Thanks for the wonderful series of pictures gjorgi :clap: :clap: .

I did correct the captions as mentioned :thumbs_up: .

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri May 27, 2016 7:26 pm

Beautiful sighting and images of the young Prince!! :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by manicwalker » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:32 am

Great lion photos everyone...
How about more :wink: ....please :whistle:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by darraaz » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:45 pm

WoW!!! Thank you everyone who has contributed and shared their beautiful and amazing sightings!! I've went back into the archives dating back to almost 2009 sightings and it is truly incredible yet inspiring to see these beautiful creatures.. The Kalahari lion is truly majestic and somehow very few other lions in different habitats compare to the magnificence of Kalahari Lion.. Jan van Wyk, you have really kept this thread alive amongst others such as Annemerie, Lion queen, Hilda, Roelf, not forgetting input from everyone else who have made this thread so special!! Thumbs up to all who have contributed!! Thank You!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:47 pm

Wow you smell nice!!! :P

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:42 pm

Super moment capture LQ........great shot :clap: :clap:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by WillieV » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:17 pm

Thank you gjorgi for your photos of the Prince. :clap: :clap:
See my latest Trip Report for more pics of him.
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