Cats of the Kgalagadi

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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by Duke » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:50 pm

Enjoying the cheetahs Peter \O

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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by nan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:54 pm

O/\ O/\ O/\ it seems I know these, but I have to search ;-)
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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by Peter Connan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:05 pm

Now, unfortunately you will notice that I have a bit of a disability. I take almost all my pictures with a 500mm lens. On a crop-frame camera. Often with a teleconverter attached... In short, when the animals get closer, my photos contain just bits of animal.

A last couple of the coalition (I hope it is, otherwise I am definately going to have egg on my face here).

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I will post some more photos of the other cheetahs we saw, but for anybody who is interested (or impatient), you can read a trip report here:
http://safaritalk.net/topic/12052-in-se ... 013/page-1
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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by nan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:20 pm

"Sorry, you don't have permission for that!" :evil:

I will wait \O
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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by Peter Connan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:34 pm

I suspect there are the same cheetahs. They were seen a few days earlier, in the same vicinity, but there were only three that time.

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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by Peter Connan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:43 pm

This lazy guy was spotted at Kwang:


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And these two stuffed examples at Kaspersdraai:
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And this shy one between Samevloeing and Leeuwdrill.

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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by Bushcraft » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:11 pm

Wow :shock: Some fantastic pics PC ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by Mel » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:55 pm

Peter Connan wrote:Mel, thanks for the heads-up. Lots of stuff on this forum for me to discover yet!
I am not sure which cheetahs you mean, I will start with the co-alition of four.
I'll have them all. Any. As much as you have to offer. :-0

Thanks so much for posting more photos. That will keep me busy for a looong time!

BTW, I reckon the three cheetahs are not the same bunch as the four. The first looks way older than the coalition of four.
But will have to check first before being sure.

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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by Mel » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:01 pm

nan wrote: O/\ O/\ O/\ it seems I know these, but I have to search ;-)
Don't get your hopes up, nan. They are not Botham, Sobers et. al. Too young, but most importantly - spots don't match.
Have already checked. O/
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Re: Cats of the Kgalagadi

Post by nan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:19 pm

Mel wrote:
nan wrote: O/\ O/\ O/\ it seems I know these, but I have to search ;-)
Don't get your hopes up, nan. They are not Botham, Sobers et. al. Too young, but most importantly - spots don't match.
Have already checked. O/
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tomorrow is another day ;-)
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