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2014: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

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2014: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by kyknetta » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:02 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Where did you find this King PRWIN?

OomDaan captured this Lady.

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by OomDaan » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:34 pm

Hi Jan and PRWIN,

Excellent skill and talent!

Another one of the same Lioness.

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by kyknetta » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:29 pm

In Sept 2012 we met these 3 Brothers on our way home.

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See our reflection in his eye. :D


In October 2013 we found these 3 brothers, may be the same three . I can not remember the spot, guessing somewhere close to Jan se Draai...

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On both sightings the 3rd one was more alert than the others.

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by kyknetta » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Thanks for all your kind remarks. :D
Son Godin , I am in doubt were the sighting was.
This pic has more background. Can anyone identify the location?
The water tenk is on your left going South. Plus minus 2 h drive from Marie se Draai...

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Only 4 :zzz .....

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by kyknetta » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:43 pm

Another Lion Queen at 13 Borehole

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by kyknetta » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:46 pm

Her Lady friend with 2 cubs (13th Borehole)
This was October 2013

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by kyknetta » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:50 pm

The Little Prince:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Evel » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:03 pm

I was lucky enough to watch two adolescent males chasing doves and Sandgrouse's at 14th Waterhole on the morning of the 15th Dec :D

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by inado » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:20 pm

Beautiful lion pics. :thumbs_up: Great interaction.

Thank you for sharing!! :clap: :clap:

One more (Urikaruus):
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Evel » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:32 am

So after watching the adolescent lions unsuccessfully chasing birds we went to Mata Mata for breakfast. When we returned to 14th about 3 hours later we found the large male (which was earlier sleeping across the riverbed) under the big tree by the pump holding onto and disembowelling a young springbok.

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Then when one of the adolescent males approached him he made it clear he must back off!

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Waiting patiently

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We are not sure who made the kill but we think it must have been the large female that was with them :D

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Evel » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:32 am

On the morning of the 18th Dec we travelled south from Grootkolk on our way to Nossob. About 800m from the Nossob gate I spotted a lioness on top of a wildebeest in the riverbed.

At first there was no movement but a few seconds later we witnessed the struggle for 15 minutes:

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She was all by herself so she struggled to keep the animal down but seeing every muscle in her body working in the 36 degree heat shows you how strong these animals are!!!!
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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by kyknetta » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:37 pm

WoW Evel!
This is almost the same spot we saw a Lioness with a Wildebeest carcass on 27 Sept 2012.
She was relaxing in the shade ,while a Jackal tried to get a bite.

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She was not impressed and gave him a warning look...

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He tried his luck any way and within a flash she was up and running .

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It took almost 3 seconds and all the action was over and out.

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No one mess with her food, even if she had her utmost!

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:59 pm

On the move...luckily strait towards us... :dance:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by RoelfA » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:12 pm

Taken at the birdhide at Nossob camp.While sitting at the hide this male lion appeared from nowhere ,,, :dance: :dance:

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Re: Lions Of the Kgalagadi

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:37 pm

Life is so good Mom........

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