Cheetah and Oryx

by bobswildlifephotosw.com
(DeBary Fl U.S.A.)

Cheetah as first seen

Cheetah as first seen

Cheetah as first seen
The stalk starts
The chase starts
Confusion

Sherry and I were driving south from Nossob when she asked me to stop to check out some objects which might be stumps. Well the stumps were two cheetah. They appeared to be watching a large group of Oryx. After a bit they started to stalk the Oryx. Cheetah stalking Oryx? They then started a full out run at the antelope. By this time we were set up and while the distance was at least 300 meters, we managed some unique photos. The chase only lasted a short time with the cheetah chasing the Oryx over the hill. We were just catching our breath when we heard some squealing from over the hill. There must have been a young one in the group that we didn't see or maybe something else. In any case it was a unique experience. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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May 10, 2014
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Action shots
by: Jenny

You got some great action shots Bob and good spotting Sherry. I often ask Mario to stop for stumps, some maybe something while others are just stumps. If you don't stop you will never know what you missed, another great sighting for you guys, thanks for sharing it with us.

May 07, 2014
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Nice!
by: Clive

I love the last shot with the oryx kicking up the dust

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