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Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:36 pm

Thinking about breakfast..........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:22 pm

Some great images and sightings lion queen :clap: :clap:

Lonely walk in the Nossob river....

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:54 pm

lion queen, Jan :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful images

July 2007 cheetah family

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jul 27th : K.K
jul 28th : Twee
jul 29th : Nossob
30th to aug 1st : Gharagab
aug 2nd to 5th : Grootkolk
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:55 am

Great images all :clap: :clap: Unusual cub sighting Goronta. Thanks for sharing.

This mother appeared to be hunting when we sighted the limping cub following away behind. Note the open wound on the cub's right front leg.

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:49 pm

Poor cub,hope he will recover :cry:

My first cheetah in Kgalagadi in july 2006



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jul 29th : Nossob
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:07 pm

Great first sighting Goronta :clap: :clap:

Close up of the mother with 3 cubs December 2011.....wondering what is on the menu...

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Cheetah camouflage north of Nossob.........

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These two were stalking some Springbok, but there was next to nothing to hide behind, just look at how well they do camouflage!!
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:23 pm

Two cheetahs moving as one..........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:24 pm

Still hopeful that they will catch lunch..........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:02 pm

Great sightings eveyone :clap: :clap:

Cheetah mom posing. :D

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:15 am

Okay lets get this ball rolling...........

Some of you might know that every year I have a gift........from myself to myself!!! :dance: :dance:

This gift is always some time in KTP, whether one day of ten! And always but always Kgalagadi had a gift for me somewhere during the trip!! :dance: :dance:

This year we knew P@m and RJM would be in the park too, but we would not be spending time in the same camps.

The second day we were in the park we drove up from TR on the nossob side and then via the upper dune road back down the Aub.

At Kamkwa a lady stopped us and asked whether we've seen the cheetahs. We said no, do you know where they might have been?? Yes she said only a few kilometers down the road there is already another white car at the sighting.

So we drove on, hoping that it might be P@m!! And there we found P@m and three cheetahs right next to the road............

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:17 am

Smile for the camera!!!

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:26 am

This was 12H45 and we would eventually leave the sighting at 14H30!!

Seeing as the cheetahs were in no hurry going any where we had a nice chat with P@m.

At that stage it was only us at the sighting, but over the next hour a lot of cars piled up behind us.

P@m kept on saying they WILL hunt today, I know it!! So we stayed with them hoping that she might have cheetah communicating skills!! :dance: :dance:

After a while the cheetahs got up and started moving to the nearest waterhole........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:28 am

This Gemsbok was very nervous!!!

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:04 pm

They finished drinking and started walking on...........

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Close up of mom..........

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