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Show us your servals, caracals and other small cats...


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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

Following on from the discussion in the Mukambi Lodge - Wildlife Sightings, Interesting sightings in the Kafue National Park topic, in which safari goers had not photographed a caracal, (being a 'poor excuse for a Lion'), here is your opportunity to share your images of the small cats on Safari.

Don't forget to provide a few technical details as well.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:33 PM

Here are a couple of images from our 2005 safari in Tanzania. We saw a serval hunting in daylight in the Ngorongoro Crater. Taken with a Canon 20D and a crappy 75-300mm lens, it was a bit too far away.

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You can see the characteristic pounce of the serval on its prey.

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I've only ever seen caracals in sanctuaries, though others have seen them on the farm in Namibia which I went to last year. I must go back and have another look :huh:
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:35 PM

Thanks John for getting the ball rolling. You had good eyesight. I would have probably missed that in the Crater...

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:05 AM

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 01:31 PM

not exactly "photographs" but maybe video footage is allowed as well



this one has a whole bunch of night active animals, not all of them small cats but you'll see a serval and some genets


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Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:00 PM

Absolutely Ice and thankyou: embedded them in. Matt

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:20 PM

Absolutely Ice and thankyou: embedded them in. Matt



Matt, I've asked this before: how exactly do I embed videos in this forum? I'd like to save you the work...

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:27 PM

You pay my next safari in exchange for divulging the secret...

But seriously surround just the end reference with Youtube tags, [...] and [/...] tags. With the upgrade to software, coming soon, (I know sorry I've been promising it for ages) there will be a dedicated tag button like there is now for images.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:44 AM

Nice serval, WD... Thanks.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:49 AM

These were taken in the Ngorongoro Crater in June 2008, as we descended the Sopa access road. I am hoping for the caracal and African Wildcat photos from Kgalagadi this July!

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:13 AM

Nice photos and videos so far. I have a few of captive servals - dont count. but this is the best I could do with a wild one.
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:58 AM

Here are few images from my kitty , Ngorongoro crater

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 04:59 AM

Here are few images from my kitty , Ngorongoro crater

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:01 AM

Here are few images from my kitty , Ndutu area

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:02 AM

Here are few images from my kitty , Ndutu area

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 06:54 AM

Some beautiful additions to the serval thread. Some lovely poses Harshad and I love the light on the last serval. Perhaps I should dig some out as well although nothing startling in my portfolio.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:44 AM

Serval kittens playtime.
Nikon D3s & 500 f/4VR Masai Mara Oct 2010.

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Tucked away in their den.

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Mum on the prowl

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Night hunting on a saltpan, Sth Luangwa Sept 2007.
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African Wild Cat at dusk.
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:39 AM

Fantastic pictures! Amazing serval interaction shot. Also, the African wild cat picture in (fading) daylight is a bit of a rarity. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:09 AM

Off the hook! well done Africaadict.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:26 AM

Wow, top drawer - how long were you at the sighting for?

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