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lmonmm

@africaaddict  Holy cow- I am awe struck.....what incredible photos....wow.....wow.....wow....

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SafariChick

@africaaddict Wow wow wow! Those are gorgeous! I think the caracal is the African animal I'd most like to see that I haven't yet seen - might have to make a trip to Namiri Plains, didn't know if was known for seeing them! when were you there?

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Kitsafari

just that caracal on the kill would have made the trip but you had four sightings! totally jealous. 

 

awesome photos of one of the most beautiful small wild cats in the world! 

 

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Peter Connan

Well, @africaaddict, you certainly made the best possible use of the opportunity!

 

Magnificent.

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Caracal

What an amazing sighting! I would never imagined that a caracal would tackle an adult Thompsons Gazelle.

 

Superb photos @africaaddict.

 

I've waited longer than 36 years but now I have renewed hope that maybe one day......?!

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pomkiwi

My first caracal sighting

 

In the Madikwe this weekend and a call came that there was a caracal moving steadily through open terrain.

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He or she (although something this pretty can only be a female surely?) was walking through the grass in a fixed direction. She seemed oblivious of the vehicles and sat and groomed herself in a way reminiscent of a domestic cat.

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I now think I've found my new favourite cat :)

 

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These taken with a Nikon D500, 80-400mm lens @ 400mm, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 100.  

Sometimes I feel very, very lucky...

 

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Game Warden

Lucky indeed @pomkiwi - lovely...

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KI-NRT

Spotted during a night drive at Selinda in Sept. 2018.

 

Still have yet to see a Caracal in the wild.

 

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Game Warden

We need some more small cats in this topic... So who can oblige?

 

Matt

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