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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:44 pm

Wildafri wrote: These tear marks shield the cheetah's eyes from the sun.

How?
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by lee lewis » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:40 pm

I think the black tear marks are supposed to cut down on glare????????
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:11 pm

Yes, being black, they absorb excess sunlight, and hence glare. :thumbs_up:
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Re: cheetahs

Unread post by Penny » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:13 pm

I would suggest that you drive the loops around Mlondozi dam over and over again - there are plenty of cheetah in this area. We saw a beautiful cheetah at Transport Dam that we have been told is frequently seen in the area so you may be lucky there otherwise Kruger will reveal what she chooses to - good luck.

Here is the Transport Dam cheetah


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Re: cheetahs

Unread post by michel367 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:17 pm

Good lens for that kind of money. :thumbs_up:

Got myself an older 170 - 500 mm and this is what I made 2 weeks ago:

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Re: cheetahs

Unread post by RoyCraig » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:00 pm

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This is the pic of the cheetah i saw on sat on the matjula loop road at about 2.30 pm. Cheetah2111 :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: , at long last i have now being able to upload a pic thanks to you. This :cam: 1 is for you
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Re: Skukuza sightings .................

Unread post by Bushcraft » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:48 pm

I agree with michel367, cheetah are not often seen around Skukuza, but below are some pics of cheetah on the H4-1

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Re: cheetahs

Unread post by jb72 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:42 pm

Seen last weekend at Rockvale WH on the S36

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by adw » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:53 pm

During my recent Jan trip I came across two Cheetahs lying in the road (H1-3) early one morning (04h45). As the gates open at 04h30 hours it was still very dark (my own mini night drive!) when my bright beams picked up the shape of two Cheetahs lying in the road. A motorist behind me had no patience, overtook me and frightened the two Cheetah. Fortunately I was still able to get a couple of photos before they disappeared into the darkness.
This photo was taken with the built in flash and did its job okay. (I had not fitted my more powerful flash :wall: as I had left it behind in my caravan)

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:02 pm

Stirring pic of a graceful king, ADW! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Jumbo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:40 pm

At the beginning of December we had a special sighting of a female with her 3 teenage cubs a few km north of Mapani…this is one of the cubs

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by joekin » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:33 pm

Wildafri wrote:Image


Another distinctive aid the cheetah has for hunting are the black tear marks running from the eyes to the mouth. These tear marks shield the cheetah's eyes from the sun and make it one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom.


just like grid iron players, it reduces the glare from the sun

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Crested Barbet » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:48 pm

Jumbo wrote:At the beginning of December we had a special sighting of a female with her 3 teenage cubs a few km north of Mapani…this is one of the cubs


We spotted the same cheetah family on a rainy Decenber-morning just between Mopani and Shingwedzi. Here is the video (I already posted it in my TR).

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:29 am

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Seen on the S28 last year.(Sorry it's a "bum shot"!!) :thumbs_up:

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Re: Cheetah

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:00 am

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Near KijKij in February.


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