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The Desert Cheetah: Part II

From National Geographic News Watch: Our starting point on the trek, an isolated, beautiful cabin in a remote corner of Namibia Imagine four people; one researcher, two volunteers and myself in pursuit of wildlife on foot across an expanse so large it defies description.  We’re … Read More

The Desert Cheetah: Part I

From National Geographic News Watch: Somewhere out there the desert cheetah named Lilly is raising her cubs I’m not entirely convinced this isn’t a death march.  It’s high noon in the oldest desert on earth.  Glancing down at the red sand to see a beetle … Read More

Infinite Fairy Circles can be seen from high atop a mountain in NamibRand Nature Reserve

In the Land of the Desert Cheetah

Infinite Fairy Circles can be seen from high atop a mountain in NamibRand Nature Reserve

Ghostly image of the cheetah in Niger, Africa

The Desert Ghost

BBC Earth News has this astonishing story with photographic proof that the elusive Saharan cheetah exists.  How many in number, scientists are unclear still, but the evidence is there in the very first photograph from a camera trap in the dead of night somewhere in … Read More