Picture taken in Hwange last month.
The sharp dewclaw they used to trip their prey during the chase.
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:21 PM
A few more from the Mara this year
Not Camera Shy
Possibly Africa's most photographed Cheetah (Malika)
Nikon D7100, 300mm F4 PF, TC 1.4iii
F5.6, 1/1600, ISO 400
Cat in a Tree
I think this cub's mum was Nora
Nikon D7100, 300mm F4 PF
F8, 1/2500, ISO 800
Fun and Games
Malika and her two remaining cubs
Nikon D7100, 300mm F4 PF, TC1.4iii
F8, 1/1250, ISO 400
Malika's cubs again (taken four days after the one above)
Olympus EM-1, 50-200mm F2.8-3.5mm
@137mm, F5.6, 1/100, ISO 400
Posted 14 May 2016 - 05:10 AM
Posted 19 August 2016 - 02:20 PM
Amani's cubs in Mara North Consevancy Early July 2016
Thanks very much for posting the photos of Amani's cubs @Lois Hild Photography!
I spent time with Amani in MNC in January 2016 when she was still pregnant (but about to pop). I am glad to see that 2 cubs are still doing well as of July - and their prospects for surviving through adulthood are increasing by the day.
Posted 02 November 2016 - 02:58 PM
LIFE AND DEATH IN THE SOUTHERN SERENGETI.
Quite like this image shot near Namiri Plains Camp in July 2016. Taken against a background of scorched earth, both prey and predator appear to be looking straight at my lens. Hope it doesn't upset any members but it does reflect the reality of life on the plains.
Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:17 PM
CHEETAH CUB - 6 WEEKS OLD.
Taken the day after the image above, this was one of 4, 6 week old cubs. We watched the mother cheetah catch and kill a juvenile Serengeti Thomson's gazelle and feast for about 30 minutes before re-locating with her cubs which were hidden about 300 yards away. She led them back to the carcass and they were observed licking the prey. Seems sad that she will be lucky to raise at least one to maturity. ( Current survival rate in the Serengeti is 5% - The Serengeti Cheetah Project ). Image taken near Namiri Plains Camp.
Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:33 PM
Tau Pan, Central Kalahari, Botswana
Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:02 AM
Two rather playful sub adults, taken close to Namiri Plains Camp in April 2016. Just after this sequence was taken they tried to take down a wildebeest but picked the wrong one and failed. Mum was looking on and a few moments later showed them how it was done.
Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:07 AM
Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:25 PM
Male Cheetah with a kill. Mara North Conservancy, Kenya. January 2017.