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Photo album final part: Ndutu

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Brooklyn, New York
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Photo album final part: Ndutu

Whew, its taken quite a while but I've finally finished processing my photos and putting together the web pages. The last installment is from our three days at Ndutu Lodge. This is the section with the long series of the four young Cheetahs just learning to kill; we spent close to an hour with them torturing this poor Wildebeest calf; when we left it was still alive. I really don't know how I took these photos as most of the time I had my eyes closed or was looking the other direction. Every once in a while I looked to see if it was dead yet...it wasn't. Its actually not very bloody--but it was heart-wrenching to watch (or barely-watch, as the case may be.)

Anyway, there are also some more pleasant photos of birds. bat-eared fox, honey badger, and non-eating lions and even a leopard.


For those who haven't seen my other photos of this trip they can be reached from the main page here:


And now linked from my home page as well.

For those of you who may be new links to my full trip report "Northern Circuit with a birding twist" can be found under the pinned trip report thread, Post #32.

Mfuwe please double-check those birds! :)

Isle of Man, United...
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More great pictures JCZ. Loved them all. Not just one Honey Badger but mum and cub. Too much!

The younger lion at the lake is very striking in colouration. Nice Leopards.

Birds? Well what can I say? Great portraits! Why can't somebody think of a better name for the Variable Sunbird? I checked em all as instructed. Not totally comfortable with the Ruppell's Vulture. Plumage and eye colour don't stand scrutiny. Maybe you have a hybrid?

Benson, Arizona
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Loved the photos...could not watch the Cheetahs....lions and others stupendous....and the birds WOW!!!

Ottawa, Canada
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Beautiful shots, as always. Great clear closeups of the genets. Best I have seen yet, really able to see the delicate features and facial markings.

I have really enjoyed your travel photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Brooklyn, New York
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Thanks Mfuwe I will take a second look at the Vulture. Perhaps a White-backed? But the bill color suggests Rupell's. Hmmm, I don't know if they hybridize...

Thanks veniceJ and QM for taking a look and your kind comments. Those Ndutu genets are surely the most photographed individuals in Tanzania :)

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