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Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:59 am

Mom providing lunch and some lessons...........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Carol g » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:02 pm

lion queen wrote:Before I post the rest of the lessons photos ( and get a lot of people upset!!) :shock:

Give me an indication whether you want to see them or not!!


Of coarse we want to see them LQ, at least I do :dance:
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:56 pm

This was in December 2010. The previous Cheetah kill we shared with lots of other cars, but something we were very grateful for, was that we were the first car in line. This sighting we were all alone.

The three Cheetahs were under a tree just north of Kamqua. Baby Springbok and mom were across the road. Mom saw some Springbok Rams walking past and off the tramp went and left baby all alone under the tree.

Mommy Cheetah saw her chance to teach her kids some lessons in catching a Springbok.

She only chased the lamb out from behind the tree (photo one) and then she sat down and let the kids take over!!

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It took quite some time for them to finally catch the lamb!! lots of time for me to take lots and lots of photos!!

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:58 pm

Good news about the rain lion queen :dance: :dance:

Golden morning walk....

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Peregrine Falcon » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:09 pm

25th October 2013.
Here are Elena and her family. We had seen them the day before and they were still around next morning and on the lookout for breakfast, just before Leeuwdril waterhole. Although these cats are lovely when they are just lying down we like to watch them when they are eyeing up prey. The slinking down and peaking over bushes.
As we were on our way north we didn't stay long enough to see if they managed to catch their meal.
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by wildc » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:41 pm

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Some wonderful pictures here. Hope you like my contribution, gotta love those eyes!
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by wildc » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:01 pm

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One of two males seen near Sitsas. One of my favourites, you cant beat the evening light.
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:29 pm

wildc,what a beautiful sighting of the cheetah :clap: :clap: :popcorn:

I took this image of this mother and cub near Melkvlei and I nearly saw my first kill. :D :D

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:45 pm

Brothers relaxing....

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:05 pm

Just playing around!

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:47 pm

December 2010........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:41 pm

Out hunting in the morning:

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:58 am

Thank you for the kind comments.

Lunch time............

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:34 am

Carol just for you........

Brothers on the move.........

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