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Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:32 pm

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Again lots of sand flying........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:35 pm

Not that far to go.........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:41 pm

As they say in show business.......

That's all folks.........

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By now I had a full blown Migraine!! But nothing in this world could get the smile from my face!!

We decided to leave the sighting (we actually thought of leaving earlier before the youngsters came down to fetch the kill) just so that the rest of the people could also enjoy a bit of this amazing sighting. Can't remember but I think by that stage there must have been 15 plus cars and not much space for all to have a nice view!!

I do hope you enjoyed the sighting with me!! Felt as if I was back there!! :wink:
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:58 pm

An amazing sequence of events beautifully captured Lion Queen :clap: :clap: Thanks for sharing and allowing us to relive the experience with you :k

I always seem to be an half hour too early or too late for the KILL :cry:

Like this one sighted a fair distance from the road:

A half hour too early :slap:

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And a half hour too late when returning to the same sighting later :slap:

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Maybe our coming visit will "be our turn"!!
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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:37 pm

Nice family CliveK

"To be or not to be at the right place at the right moment that is the issue !"
Plus a pinch of luck ... :mrgreen:

Sometimes we are lucky

Thanks lion queen for your comments :D


Mom is calling...

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And the cubs are running

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:34 pm

Thanks for your comments lion queen, Carol g, Jan :D

This young cheetah in july 2008 was posing with a kill Mom did before I arrived


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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by CliveK » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:40 pm

Lucky shot Goronta :clap: :clap:

Here's a similar sighting only at this one, Mom was dining alone :o

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by wildc » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:01 pm

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These two were part of a group of four cheetah which we saw twice on our February trip. On both occasions we saw the four attempting to hunt Springbok. Both attempts ended in failure. The consensus was that it was a mother and three youngsters, and it was the youngsters practicing their hunting skills.

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:05 pm

Great sighting and images wildc :clap: :clap: :clap:

Always 5 minutes to late.... :hmz:

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:54 am

Kamkwa Cheetahs...........

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:58 pm

4 youngsters watching Mom in action....

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Morkel777 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:51 pm

A little one captured in March 2012 near Batulama

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Morkel777 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:55 pm

The same cub, playing with his siblings...near Batulama.
I had too much lens :redface: :wall:

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Re: Cheetahs of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by lion queen » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:39 am

Brothers...........

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