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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:28 PM

Just to get the ball rolling, here is my image which won BPN Wildlife Image of the Year 2009.

A distinct privilege!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:30 PM

Another great image, and thanks for starting this one Sniktawk, it was on my to do list!

So indeed, everyone, get posting your cheetah images.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:35 PM

I'll see what I can find, something from Lebala, probably.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

Angry Cheetah Cubs:

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Heri kujikwa kidole kuliko ulimi . . . Better to stumble with the toe than with the tongue

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:23 PM

My favorite cheetah memory - spotting mom and two older cubs just after sunrise near Chitabe Camp in the Okavango Delta on the final morning of our safari in January 2004:

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:25 PM

Then mom saying goodbye until next time:

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 04:45 PM

That prize winning shot is outstanding!

What 3 brothers, sniktawk?

Pangolin, the mom shot is amazing. What a wonderful pose. It was nice of them to see you off. smile.gif

 



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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:07 PM


Simply wonderful!

P.S.: Sorry for not being able to post any picture, but, my lack of computer skills aside, all of them are stored in a PC and few CDs currently at my family house, some 200kms from where I am now.... There is some leopard and cheetah published (albeit in low resolution) on Rekero website (www.rekero.com, then you have to go under "news and community", then click "Galleries" and finally "guests")



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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:08 PM

Ken,

First of all, Awesome on the BPN Awards!!! Fantastic news!!!!!

Second of all, Ditto - I hate snakes too after that!!!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:25 PM

Wow, these are good!
Sniktawk... I saw that over at BPN - it's fabulous.
Sundowner's first is also a bit special for me.

Two not in that class but okay, and handy to post...

The other and current 'three brothers' in early December last year.

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And a pregnant female 50km outside the Mara reserve near Aitong a day earlier.

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Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:28 PM

Sundowner,
The Three Brothers were a Cheetah coalition that inhabited the Kwando/Selinda area and the nearby WS areas. They were the subject of an absolutely appaling film called Blood Brothers which was a totally made up load of nonsense!
We had many fine days following them about absolutely priceless!
This will take you to some video of them
http://safaritalk.ne...?showtopic=2764


Luckily there is a new three male coalition in the Kwando Lagoon area which I have taken upon myself to name the Boys of Lagoon. I have a few pictures at

http://www.zenfolio....p705407319/edit

This link will lead you to some video of the new coalition amongst others

http://safaritalk.ne...?showtopic=3868

Your cub at Mala Mala is really nice and dare I say it cute!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:30 PM

Cindy,

You seen the "Blood Brothers" documentary? The cheetah coalition he refers to is the same ...... Yet, the documentary is awful and in poor taste - not to forget, completely fabricated garbage made for Tv stuff.

Anyway, a long story short - they held territory for many many years - perhaps 12 years minimum? from about Kwando Lagoon in the North, all the way to Duma Tau and Savute in the South. Usually, Selinda/Lebala being the heart of their territory. Although, Duma Tau and Lagoon were their most preferred during their latter years.


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:30 PM

PaulT
Our posts crossed, thanks for your comments, I am glad that we agree regarding the sundowner shot.

Yours are well worth seeing, thanks for posting.

We must keep this up Hari is waiting for more!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

Wonderful images!
Nothing from my side...Cheetahs have managed to evade me, none seen in 6 months Moremi (90% walking, only saw cheetah tracks once...but did see wild dogs twice!). none on a few days Kalahari, in fact we had continuous rain for 2 days and the only living animals seen were bull frogs. None in several weeks Namibia.
And none in the Luangwa Valley either, but the last reliable sighting there is from 2001 if I remember it correctly.
So needless to say, they're HIGH on my wishlist.

Whilst not necessarily the best image I have ever taken, this probably means the most to me, this is the last sighting of the first of the 3 brothers to die, so sad! A privilege to see them in their prime and at their unfortunate departing, I hate snakes!!!!


Did this Cheetah die as a result of a snakebite?

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:35 PM

PaulT
Our posts crossed, thanks for your comments, I am glad that we agree regarding the sundowner shot.

Yours are well worth seeing, thanks for posting.

We must keep this up Hari is waiting for more!


Agree - Love Paul's pics .....

Agree with Ken - Great thread, finally!

Egilio,

First of the 3 brothers died of snake bite in 2006 after about 10 plus years ruling the territory. Second died in a fight with a new cheetah in the area in 2008. Third one is still around as of June/July 2009 the last known sighting - although he's lost the territory to two different coalitions.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:25 PM

As long as we have a "blood" theme going

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From Sabi Sands in September 2001.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:35 PM

These are the 2 brothers we saw June 09 in Lebala. Fat and well fed, despite having lost some of their meal to a Hyena.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:37 AM

http://www.pbase.com...image/104904778

Again, more Lebala in this gallery ............ October 2008

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:39 AM

PaulT
Our posts crossed, thanks for your comments, I am glad that we agree regarding the sundowner shot.

Yours are well worth seeing, thanks for posting.

We must keep this up Hari is waiting for more!



Ken,

The most dynamic coalition at the moment is the Tsum Tsum Boys at Kwara.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:13 AM

Madabout - beautiful photos on your link. Thanks for sharing.

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