Cheetah in Quivertree Forrest, Namibia.
Very nice Darlip, It's unusual colouring for a Cheetah, but I've noticed that in namibia with Giraffe as well, seem to have much darker colouring than say East/Southern Africa, clearly you also liked it as I note you use it for your Avatar. I'm out to Namibia again in March 2014 to spend 3 weeks shooting the Himba, well, not exactly "Shooting" the Himba, Photographing the Himba, most Beautiful People in Africa, I'de Post one of my Himba Lady shots bit last time I did the Moderator pulled it down after about 30 Minutes.
Cheers, not sure the colours are a true match as I did the PP on my uncalibrated laptop as I'm currently working abroad and now the LR lib is back home. I do however remember that this and another male were darker than the female cheetah below.
I hope I will also get the chance to go back this or next year to Namibia as I still have the Northwest region to explore, Epupa and the Himbas. Had to rethink my route when I was there last year as I hoped to cover more, but time was going way to fast.
Did 6500km driving in 3.5 weeks through Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana and some days in the bush one could not add many Ks on the meter. But I wanted to get a general sense of where I would like to go again and spend more time thats why I went for the gladiator drive...
Now I know that Kaokoland and Khaudum is priority in Namibia and then I would love to spend more time in the Okavango in Botswana, cant wait to try my luck again with the 4x4 on the roads there
With regards to the Himbas I'm not that conservative, perhaps its because I'm a Swede. In my opinion its like hiding the NG magazines behind the counter. This is part of their culture and they even go shopping groceries like that... Cheetah
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