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#61 madaboutcheetah

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:01 AM

http://500px.com/mad...tcheetah/photos

A few pictures here.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:50 AM

Are those all from this trip?

Edit: Sorry, just saw the Meerkat! Obviously not...

Edited by pault, 21 March 2012 - 03:51 AM.

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#63 madaboutcheetah

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:09 AM

Sorry - assorted images. Paul, the meerkat was from the trip with Ewan.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:59 AM

Hari, stupid me, but I hadn't realized what a very talented photographer you were until I saw all the 500px shots! I had seen some of your pics on the Kwando website and then some in your reports, but this collection is superb.

Talk of intimidated, I am now thoroughly intimidated by the photography talents I see here and have lost all desire to post my point & shoot stuff...

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:37 AM

You are much too kind, Sangeeta .........
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

Hey MAC

I read the report but only just got round to looking at the pics. Not sure if these 2 are from this trip but they are quite unique!

I was looking at this pic and the leopard is positively grinning - perhaps in a way only a leopard can.

http://500px.com/photo/6044436

I was then thinking what great luck and timing to get that shot and its very rare when I see this one:

http://500px.com/photo/5958133

The cheetah is having a jolly old laugh. Heard of laughing hyaena but chuckling cheetah!?! :lol:

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:57 PM

Thanks a lot, Super Leeds - not from this Mara trip ............ older pics from Kwando Lebala from August 2010. The Leopard was feeding on Serval. The cheetah brothers were feeding on Tsessebe and fighting over that huge carcass (grin amidst the feeding and fighting) that they could not possibly finish!!!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

The Leopard was feeding on Serval.


Ouch! Quite a peculiar and unique sighting...

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:46 AM

http://500px.com/photo/6097567

Thanks, Paolo. Here in this image, she cleans the fur off the Serval carcass .......
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

What an amazing collection of images!!!
The leopard with a Serval kill is amazing!l

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:00 AM

What an amazing collection of images!!!
The leopard with a Serval kill is amazing!l



Thanks a lot!!!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:39 AM

http://500px.com/photo/6109890

Cheetah from the Mara.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:44 AM

Haha, nice one, MAC. Goes well with the other 2.

Edited by Super LEEDS, 28 March 2012 - 08:44 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:34 AM

Just saw some news from the facebook feed of Great Plains Conservation yesterday - plans are in the wings to open a second camp in the Mara "Mara Toto" ........ let's await further details ........... Thumbs Up!!!

Also, an explorations camp in the Selinda too ........
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:18 AM

I'm fairly sure the Mara doesn't need another camp - can't they buy out someone already there?

However, if it is opening up a new area to conservation (a la Naboisho), you can have my thumbs too. :P
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:46 AM

I'm fairly sure the Mara doesn't need another camp - can't they buy out someone already there?


I agree 100%

If I was a billionaire a' la Paul Tudor Jones I would buy a bunch of camps in he Mara just to to shut them down...

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:43 AM

I'm fairly sure the Mara doesn't need another camp - can't they buy out someone already there?

However, if it is opening up a new area to conservation (a la Naboisho), you can have my thumbs too. :P



Fair point! Can't disagree ....... may yet do that - we should await further details.
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