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Posted by Marc on Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:40 am

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Kisaru mother to six 5 mth old cubs, puts the last strangle hold on a pregnant  Impala she has just taken down during a heavy rain storm. The cubs are ever vigilant, as this can often be a time when other larger predators can quickly move in.
Within 5 mins of this kill, she then managed to bring down a Thompsons Gazelle, also pregnant. What a super mum and what an afternoon!
Lemek Conservancy- Mara Reserve, Kenya.

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by david fletcher on Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:25 am
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Brilliant story telling Marc. Super shot in this eternal struggle of life and death.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:11 am
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What an amazing mother, no wonder she has still got so many cubs after 5 months - we know how high the mortality rate is for cheetah. Wonderful shot of this family of survivors, Marc!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:47 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Brilliant story telling Marc.  Super shot in this eternal struggle of life and death.

+1- an amazing scene!
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by clement on Thu Mar 10, 2022 4:01 am
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WOW all the elements of nature together here in one frame.. wonderful picture
 

by Marc on Mon Mar 28, 2022 6:08 am
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