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#21 africaaddict

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:52 AM

Thanks Paolo & DikDik

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


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We spent around an hour with the kittens in nice late afternoon light, we were the second on the sighting and by the end
it was like Red Indians around a covered wagon, with many dozens of long lenses firing away in succession every time this pair made a move! Nothing in the mara (especially) @ migration time remains secret for long. <_<
Regarding the den site image, after this shot, we went back after a few days to check on the pair to find that a vehicle had got far too close by driving right over the den completely collapsing it. :rolleyes: Fortunately the kittens were not in at the time.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:48 AM

Not the best of shots but caracal in Kafue 2009.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:29 PM

I donīt know, if a Large-spotted Genet counts to cats:

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:25 PM

Wild dogger, don't just leave us hanging, what's the story behind this shot? Cheers, Matt

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 02:51 PM

Photo was taken close to Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa NP.
Nocturnal animals at SLNP seem to be very used to spot lights.
Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:14 PM

African civet cat at South Luangwa NP

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:19 PM

Another Large-spotted Genet:

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African Civet cat:

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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

Ndutu area of Tanzania just before sunset

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

Young Serval - Kafue National Park, Zambia.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:29 AM

Possibly the mother of the Young Serval above - Kafue National Park
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:05 AM

Some lovely photos of those harder to see little cats. I've only had the one caracal sighting which I didn't do justice with images. Processed this one as a b&w as the washed out colour was horrible. Best I could do, still hoping for a better sighting. Photographed last year in the Mara.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:49 AM

Do the cats have to be completely wild? Walt was pretty frisky as a kitten :)

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There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:30 AM

Some more great Serval action from the Kafue...servalkittenleapsmall.jpg

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

Love it!!!

Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

Dave's pic of a Jungle Cat from Keoladeo NP, aka Bharatpur, India. (FYI, all DSLR pics are Dave's...I'm the one who uses the P&S)


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

Caracal family from Masai Mara - it was very late in the evening and it was drizzling, so I had to pump up the ISO:

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This Serval with a hare is from Masai Mara - too bad she never once looked towards the camera after getting the hare:


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:03 AM

Aditya - is this caracal family from 2 years back or on your recent trip to Mara? Am headed there in Oct and have heard of a serval family that many people have been able to see, but wondering if I can push my luck :)

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

Aditya - is this caracal family from 2 years back or on your recent trip to Mara? Am headed there in Oct and have heard of a serval family that many people have been able to see, but wondering if I can push my luck :)


Anita the caracal was from last year but the caracal is from mid August. There is one female (near Double Cross) with three cubs. Some people had found her den and she was being seen regularly for a few days. A lioness tried to dig the serval cubs out from their den (in a termite mound) and the serval mother and cubs disappeared the next day, probably changed their den. We could not find her again in the next 15 days. However the serval picture posted here is of another female that we had found near the Talek River. I am sure you will find some servals - I saw four different ones in August. However no caracals in the 4 weeks that I was there and did not even hear of someone seeing caracals.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

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This photo was taken at a night safari in Tarangire, Tanzania, in February 2012
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