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ZaminOz

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Taken in the Serengeti (Namiri Plains).

Masai Mara in November 2011   Had the luck to photograph a caracal an early morning, on my first safari-trip.   I´m using a Nikon D3 and Nikon 600 mm.      

After 36 years of travelling to Sth/East Africa, achieving any sort of quality image of a Caracal (apart from long distance blurry streaks ) has always been very high on my list and one reason why I c

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A different perspective !

 

 

 

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Serval cat , Masai Mara 2008.

 

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Anthilltiger

Hi, new to this forum - so hope these posts work ;)

 

Caracal - Khutse GR, Botswana (2008)

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Serval - Serengeti NP, Tanzania (2011)

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Civet - Selous GR, Tanzania (2012)

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Serval - Mikumi NP, Tanzania (2013)

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TonyQ

@@Anthilltiger

The photos do work!

Beautiful serval - amazing how long their legs are

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Kitsafari

@@Anthilltiger

 

the posts certainly worked! lovely cats.

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Tom Kellie

Hi, new to this forum - so hope these posts work ;)

 

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~ Hi, @@Anthilltiger!

 

Those terrific images not only work, they race around the track!

I've never seen those species, but your fine images bring them to my desktop.

The serval in Serengeti, shown above, is a great photograph in all respects.

The subject stands out, with an interesting expression — almost a look of hesitation.

Many thanks for sharing such lovely images.

Tom K.

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Christopher Moran

Taken in the Maasai Mara, late in the day... The little tuft of hair in the grass is what's left of a hare that it caught..

 

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~ @@Christopher Moran

 

WOW! That's a mighty fine photograph!

I like the lighting, the colors, the overall ‘look’.

Taken in the Mara, no less.

Thank you so much for sharing this on Safaritalk.

An elegant image like this brightens my day!

Tom K.

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ellenhighwater

Insanely jealous of all these great caracal photos - the one species that has managed to elude me!

 

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Kitsafari

@@ellenhighwater great capture of the jump. beautiful how the long legs folded and its back arched to give it a higher jump.

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Tom Kellie

 

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~ @@ellenhighwater

 

Judging by the position of the rear legs and the delicately folded front legs, this is a rare marsupial, right?

Seriously, a GREAT shot!

Tom K. from Mars

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IamFisheye

I'm just finishing my Laikipia TR and found this, it just made explore on flickr!

 

The Sentinel Serval - Nairobi NP, March 2015

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kittykat23uk

Gorgeous! :)

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Tom Kellie

~ @@koelan

 

Your first Addo caracal image is a stunner!

Thank you for sharing it here.

Tom K.

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Well.. it´s not a cat but it is very cat-like.
Some sort of crossbreed between a cat and a mongoose.
The one and only species of this kin... FOSSA

I think I put a picture on it in "one pic a day"-thread long time ago but the poor Fossa should be in here instead.

It was mating time when I were there.
Female chooses a fine tree that she then climbs and waiting for the males who were fighting around the stem.
One of them then climbs up and mate for a couple of hours then the procedure start over again...

It is the top predator on Madagascar and it is the animal in the world that live mostly on primates (Lemurs).
One more funny thing. The Fossa have an unusual long penis-bone. When mating it reaching to the forelegs...

In the first pic you can see a part of it if you look closely...and are interested :)
I can guarantee that it looked funny.

Not very hard to find on Madagascar if you know where to look. Kirindy forest is one of the top places on the island for them.

Fossa, Kirindy forest , Madagascar


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Taken in the Serengeti (Namiri Plains).

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Tom Kellie

~ Those light blue eyes!



This image is one for the ‘hall of fame’.



Tom K.


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Peter Connan

Oh my goodness!

 

Stunning!

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Bush dog

Tuli Block, October 2008

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Peter Connan

Magnificent!

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What beautiful photos of a beautiful cat!

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