Cheetah with two cubs

by Bob Shepardson
(DeBary, Fl. U.S.A.)

Cheeetah family sept 2011

Cheeetah family sept 2011

Cheeetah family sept 2011
Cheetah family March 2012
Two cubs
One cub

In September of 2011 Sherry and I watched and took a couple of photos (at a distance) of a cheetah mom and two cubs. This march we once again saw a mom with two cubs in the same location. The cubs are larger now as one would expect, and I can't say for sure they are the same ones, but based on location there is a significant probability. In any case I like to think they are the same ones. The first photo shows them in September, the rest are from March 2012.

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Apr 15, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Yes when we refer to the triangle that is exactly where we are talking about.

Bob

Apr 10, 2012
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Thanks Bob
by: Brian

When you say 'triangle' is that the area where the two roads lead to Chudop waterhole?

Apr 10, 2012
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by: Bob Shepardson

Brian,

Yes most of our shots were in the Namutoni area. In fact within the triangle in a 24 hr. period we shot 13 lions, 5 leopards and 3 cheetah. Spent 6 days within 20 Km of Namutomi.


Apr 10, 2012
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by: Jenny

Bob you seem to strike it lucky, good job in seeing and photographing the Cheetahs.

Apr 10, 2012
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Lovely images
by: Brian

Sounds like Namutoni is the place to be in summer - did you get most of your leopards and cheetah in the Namutoni area?
(I love the contrast of the same cheetahs in the brown and then green grass)

Apr 09, 2012
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by: Bob Shepardson

Mario, we were very fortunate. This trip, in Etosha we were able to photograph 6 cheetah. In addition to the 20 lions and 7 leopards. What we didn't see, that we normally see, was tons of was elephants. Only saw 2 near the north entrance. Also plains animals were in abundance near Namutoni but nothing near Halali. Strange.

Claire,

The addition of flowers this time of year adds a lot to photos. I'll post some of Leopards with flowers shortly.

Apr 09, 2012
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Thanks for posting these pics
by: Claire

I heard that winter is the only time to visit Etosha but you have shown that the big cats are still around in the wet season.

Apr 09, 2012
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Great sighting and photos!
by: Mario

Cheetah have been our most challenging animal to find in Etosha so very well done Bob, on finding them in winter and summer!

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