Cheetah near Makorwane

by Anton van Zyl
(Rustenburg)


I found this beautiful cat very close to the Makorwane dam. Unfortunately there were only a few seconds available for me to take this shot as he was getting frightened of all the cars trying to surround him at that moment.

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Dec 18, 2012
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Very good news indeed
by: Mario

My friend, Edward Peach, worked at Ivory Tree lodge as a game ranger and he said that these last remaining cheetahs have adapted to hunting at night, hence the visitors don't see them as often during the day.

Dec 18, 2012
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That's great news...
by: Brian

... as I cannot imagine a national park without cheetahs!

Dec 17, 2012
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Cheetahs
by: Anonymous

Yesterday I spoke to someone from the "Sheperds Tree Lodge" facebook page and they said there are currently 5 cheetah left in Pilanesberg! :-) 3 males and 2 females

Aug 05, 2012
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Well done
by: Patrick

Hi, great shot. Your POV is good, down to his level
Thanks
Regards
Patrick

Jun 12, 2012
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That's a lovely pic of 'Scarface'!
by: Jennifer

That's the lone male that was seen most often around Mankwe and even at Manyane and Ruighoek. You can tell by the scar on his nose. Apparantly he has died as he has not been seen for months.

Jun 10, 2012
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Thanks Anton
by: Mario

There seems to be uncertainty as to how many cheetah are in the park. It was assumed that there was just one cheetah - the male that you photographed. He apparantly died and it was thought that was it for cheetahs in the park. But then I heard they found a female and a cub near Bakubung and they relocated them as the Pilanesberg does not seem to be good for cheetah. Then I heard that two male cheetah were sighted on Black Rhino reserve in the west of the park! So please let us know if you see any more cheetah!

Jun 09, 2012
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Cheetah
by: Anton

This photo was taken in Jan' 2010

Jun 09, 2012
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Bonus shot!!!
by: Christo

This is an excellent shot Anton, taking in consideration of the difficulty finding these animals. You did well capturing it from the front.

Jun 08, 2012
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Rare sighting
by: Sam

Wow now this is a rare sighting, great pic Anton.

Jun 08, 2012
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Nice pic
by: Jim

I like the fact that the photographer is at eye-level with the subject - makes for a more appealing photo.

Jun 08, 2012
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Lovely image!
by: Mario

When did you capture this image Anton? I'm asking because there is some confusion about how many cheetahs are in the park.

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