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serval
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Copyright: nyala land (nyala) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park 2, CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-11 8:50
Viewed: 4328
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The gestation period for a female Serval is 66-77 days, almost three months. The litter consists of two or three young (called kittens), sometimes as few as one or as many as five. They are raised in sheltered locations like abandoned aardvark burrows. If such an ideal location is not available, a place behind a shrub may be sufficient. The Serval is sometimes preyed upon by the Leopard and other large cats. More dangerous for this cat are humans. The Serval was extensively hunted for its fur. It is still common in West and East Africa, but it is extinct in the South African Cape Province and very rare north of the Sahara.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-11 9:04]

Hi Nyala,

A great capture,you were very lucky with this capture as this Serval isnt seen that often in kruger,very well captured with natural colors,well composed,tfs

Paul

amazing serval, TFS Ori

bonjour Nyala

merci beaucoup beaucoup pour ce Serval, quel beau félin,
excellente netteté et détails de son pelage et des rayures,
j'aimes aussi le cadrage vertical, encore merci beaucoup

j'ai atteind la limite de 100 photos favoris mais je me suis
crée un theme « my favorite African animals photos »
et ta photo va directement dans ce thème, TFS

Asbed

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-02-12 9:32]

Hi Nyala,
Whow, your were very lucky to take a picture of this serval, I have seen it but it was very fast away. Great sharpness.
Super.
Vivian

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