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I am curious  ! Have you an idea of what it is that cute cub was  looking at ? 

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20 hours ago, BRACQUENE said:

@Nik63

 

I am curious  ! Have you an idea of what it is that cute cub was  looking at ? 

Oh, I really don't know. The cub looked in the hole for one minute and then left and joined other cubs that were playing nearby.

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  • 3 months later...
africaaddict

A recent trip to Eastern & Northern Serengeti saw us witnessing and capturing an amazing 13 kills, (8 by Cheetah, 2 Lion, 1 Serval, 1 Leopard and 1 Caracal)

One major highlight here being a male cheetah ( he lost his bro to a leopard attack......yes a leopard :o , back in June, when we tried to save him) chasing and bringing down an adult male Grant's Gazelle, probably in my top 3 successful Cheetah chase and kill sequence, it was all over in just 12 secs!
This is just a few frames in dozens that captured the moment from start to finish, unfortunately with the 500PF being a prime, the pair ended up way to close to capture all in the frame!
Being aware of this boys great hunting prowess, we waited patiently for him for over 2 hours to select his target, springing out from a heavy croton thicket as the Grant's approached, totally unaware what was about to strike, The pair initially ran almost straight at us then a right angle that saw them run directly past & parallel to our vehicle, bringing him down just 30M away, all happening in glorious 5.30pm light and less than 400M from camp with no other vehicle in sight.
A chase sequence one dares to only dream about.

Eastern Serengeti- TZ

 

Nikon D500
Nikkor 500E PF FL VR f/4
f/5.6
1/2500s
ISO1000@ 500mm (750mm in DX)

 

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Nikon D500
Nikkor 500E PF FL VR f/4
f/5.6
1/2500s
ISO1000@ 500mm (750mm in DX)

 

500_0284BPN.jpg.8368ace236008130ab9792556b6f697a.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nikon D500
Nikkor 500E PF FL VR f/4
f/5.6
1/2500s
ISO1000@ 500mm (750mm in DX)

 

500_0286BPN.jpg.26ecfa18334c87f8c8f720ebdc21cead.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Nikon D500
Nikkor 500E PF FL VR f/4
f/5.6
1/2500s
ISO1000@ 500mm (750mm in DX)

 

500_0303BPN.jpg.4bde61272014c6c01b76b81f0c042145.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nikon D500
Nikkor 500E PF FL VR f/4
f/5.6
1/2500s
ISO1000@ 500mm (750mm in DX)

 

500_0324BPN.jpg.d1cf8395e0e362b6cea50110430c6795.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nikon D500
Nikkor 500E PF FL VR f/4
f/5.6
1/2500s
ISO1000@ 500mm (750mm in DX)

 

500_0325BPN.jpg.0adaf325e66a74b0a53525eb5a448d50.jpg

 

 

 

Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E FL VE f/2.8
f/5.6
1/1600s
ISO450@ 200mm

 

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Cheers

Marc

 

 

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Wonderful series! Do I understand it correctly that you tried to save a male cheetah from being killed by a leopard?

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africaaddict
On 10/2/2020 at 11:39 PM, ForWildlife said:

Wonderful series! Do I understand it correctly that you tried to save a male cheetah from being killed by a leopard?

 

Correct. "tried" being the operative word, we called for a TANAPA vet, but sadly time and logistics proved beyond scope.

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An outstanding sequence! 👌

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  • 1 year later...
Tom Kellie

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Morning Cheetah

 

~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Manual shooting mode.
 
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya on 20 August, 2014 at 9:35 am, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
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What better way to begin a Masai Mara game drive than an extended cheetah sighting?
 
Both @Anthony Gitauand I felt fortunate to be alone with this cheetah for half an hour.
 
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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, October 2019

 

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