Hi all…greetings again from a HOT Kalahari. I hope that all of you had a fun and safe weekend. Probably lots going on holiday all over the country. I know the camp sites around here have filled up and we are getting lots of visitors popping in to our camp site to say hi which is nice. It is cool to meet people who know me from seeing my work etc. So thanks to all that have already and for those of you still coming, don’t be shy to say howzit.
So today’s photo I have for you is of a cheetah on one of the ridges around Samevloeing area. I like this one because of the contrast of the cheetah’s colouring to the blue blue background. There is no shortage of incredibly blue skies here in the Kalahari, in between the thunder and sand storms that is. The cheetah is getting a great view of what game is where from this ridge, probably trying to see if there is anything worth attempting to hunt. It looks very regal poised on top of the ridge, looking down on everything else. The Kgalagadi Cheetah Project, by Gus and Margie Mills, collars cheetahs to gain really important information about them in this park. As you can see, this one is not collared but this project has about 10 radio-collared cheetahs now giving the researchers very valuable info about their feeding, ranging and reproductive behaviours. It’s a good-looking cheetah.