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Tristan Dicks

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Sheer Instinct

At the start of 2014, one of the most invaluable conservation teams, The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) relocated a female cheetah to Erindi.  Jacomina had spent almost a decade in various types of captive environments at CCF and last year was a pivotal time for two conservation practises to come together to relocate a cheetah back into the wild where she belongs. During the first month or so, Jacomina was kept in an enclosed boma to ease her into the sights, sounds, smells and other animals of the Erindi bush. Erindi also used this opportunity to habituate her with game drive.... read more

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This video is a short clip of a female cheetah and her cub just as they have caught an impala lamb. The cub is then allo... read more

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Brett Wallington

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Better the devil you can see

One of the easiest ways to find any predator is just to stop and listen. The bush can be like a group of old ladies at a tea party, and it's not long before they start gossiping about the happenings around town. Given enough time the bush will reveal its secrets to those willing wait and have some tea. Alarm calls of animals are a fascinating aspect of a photographers bush craft. Most alarm calls are a short, sharp sound, from the constant chirping of a cisticola giving away the location of a mongoose to the dog like bark of a kudu following a.... read more

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Tim Smith