New Safari Photos (from 2003!)

Jul 16th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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New Safari Photos (from 2003!)

Last weeks UK screening of the Big Cat Week 2006, made me look for some old photos of one of our Kenya trips.

The photos here were all taken by my wife, Jayna, using a good old 35mm camera. These photos are from a trip in September 2003 - there were hundreds but I have selected a few.

I hope you enjoy them.


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Jul 16th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Those are really nice, Gaurang - I really liked the one with the lions allowing the ellie to go its way. Thanks for sharing!
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Jul 16th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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Really great photos. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Thanks Gaurang. I loved the baby hyenas, but best of all was the fact that the baby topi survived.
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Jul 16th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Great pictures. My favorite is the one of the lion with the Zebra carcass, he looks so regal sitting there. Thanks for sharing!
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Jul 16th, 2006, 06:47 PM
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Thanks for sharing, Gaurang. It appears that your 2003 trip, was very successful for cheetah viewing.

Jul 17th, 2006, 05:13 AM
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Thank you to everybody for the kind words, I will pass them on to Jayna.

Cooncat...that ele walked right through the middle of 12 lions, sending them scampering in all directions. But that ele does have some impressive ivory!

Nyamera....I knew you would be happy That baby topi was actually saved by a lioness!!! This pair of cheetah brothers were very clever - one distracted the mother whilst the other grabbed the baby topi. When the baby topi stopped making a noise, the mother gave up thinking it was too late. Before the cheetahs could finish applying a strangle hold - a lioness robbed the cheetahs of their potential meal. The lioness thought it was dead and was just catching her breath after chasing away the two cheetahs and the topi got back up again and started calling for its mother. Suddenly two adult topis started attacking and ramming the lioness who tried to put up a fight - but these adult topis were so aggressive. The lioness actually ran off and I would have done the same thing!!

HLester3...that lion was very relaxed but as out vehicle approached closer, he sat on top of the carcass and became very possessive and aggressive. Me and Jayna are vegetarians - so we weren't interested in sharing his food!! was a very successful 12 night trip. We saw lots of cats. Jayna and I call it the "Lion Century Trip" because we saw exactly 100 different lions, including the Bila Shaka pride consisting of 30 members back then! We also saw 6 different leopards (including a mating pair right outside Mara Sarova Camp) and 7 different cheetahs. Most of the leopard sightings were captured on video but I do have some photos somewhere.
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Thanks for sharing those, Gaurang!
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Great pics! Thanks for posting these.
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