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

 

Jan

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Angry Cheetah Cubs:

 

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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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Then mom saying goodbye until next time:

 

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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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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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Ken,

 

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

 

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

 

Hari

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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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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.net/index.php?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.com/sniktawkwild/p705407319/edit

 

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

 

http://safaritalk.net/index.php?showtopic=3868

 

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

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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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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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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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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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As long as we have a "blood" theme going

 

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From Sabi Sands in September 2001.

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

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I followed the original three brothers, and have seen the decline. I'm looking forward to Little Kwara in March when I hope

 

to catch up with the Tsum Tsum Boys. They weren't around during my last visit in March 08, or I should say that I didn't

 

see them. I saw the two at Lebala in October 08, and hope to see them again when I'm next at Lebala in October.

 

 

Jan

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

 

 

Thanks for checking it out! Appreciate your kind words!!!!

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just a try to see if it works.....

 

Edit: obviously it didn't

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Kenya staying at Rekero, December 2008.

 

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Kenya back at Rekero October 2009. Spent about an hour watching this cub being trained to hunt by it's patient mother.

 

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Cheetahs with snacks... two of Shakira's cubs.

 

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Two of Honey's boys

 

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Nikon D300, D700, 200-400VR.

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Nick,

 

The second pic is a peach!

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