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Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby LindaS » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:44 pm

Great video Lourens. :clap:

My vote is in!! :thumbs_up:

I don't know what competition you are up against, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that you win. :lol:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:51 am

:popcorn:

The Hyeanas I told you about, that were bathing in a pan at Ngwenyeni Waterhole:
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Wild Dogs we've seen on the way the walking area:
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On the Morning Drive the other day:
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Many of these Cork Bushes now in flower:
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1st baby Impalas:
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The walk where we have seen and followed the Rhino's
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Looks like one of the Dice moth sp. caterpillar:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Carol g » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:59 am

Thanks for all the great pics Lourens :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Delene D » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:16 am

I am so lucky to have found this thread. Thanks for the photos, and my votes are also in for your video. Good Luck. :pray: :D

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Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:37 pm

Wow!!! Lourens stunning :cam: :thumbs_up:

Gorgeous pics of the Hyenas. :clap: :clap:

Stunning image of the Ellie with the splash of water. :thumbs_up: ..perfect timing. :dance:

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:34 pm

:popcorn: These are the pictures of activities I have done in the last 2 days, the reports will follow:

At my flat in the Park, anyone can confirm or deny that this is a Lesser Baboon Spider??
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At Sable Dam 2 days ago, on my early drive from 13:00 till 16:00.
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Last night in the rainy weather on the Night Drive:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Lourens

:big_eyes: That critter gives me the cold shivers. :hmz:

Fantastic sighting and pics of the Ellies having a ball at Sable. :thumbs_up:

Great sightings and super :cam: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing. :popcorn:
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Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:39 pm

love the Hyenas... specialy these with the eye's reflection in the water :clap: :clap: :clap:
and the Giraffes in the dark :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:09 am

Some more than nice shots, Lourens,

the giraffe silhouettes are very special or the hyenas or the bathing ellies at Sable dam :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Lourens » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:25 pm

:D :D :D Thank you for all the votes up to so far!!!! There are 14 hours left, closing 12:00 tomorrow 26 November.

For the supporters who still want to vote, please look at the video and please vote!!!

Send the word BUFFEL to 33157. Maximum 30 votes per cellphone number.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExR3XEQu0U8

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Unread postby tent dweller » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:13 am

Lourens, I just love your photographs of the elephants at/in Sable Dam :gflower: :gflower: and by the way I have voted for your video :roll:
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TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
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MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:07 pm

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Dear friends

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE SUPPORT GIVEN TO ME, TO HOPEFULLY STAND A CHANCE TO BE A WINNER WITH MY LION-BUFFALO VIDEO 2013!!!!!! LOTS OF APPRECIATION, THANK YOU!!!!

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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Lourens » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:59 pm

:D Wednesday morning was a nice hot humid day, bringing the low pressure cell in, which gave us about 20 mm's rain that evening. On the walk we were tracking a Rhino for a long time, and eventually decided to have breakfast before the guests dehydrate- not really, hahaha. By this time we have seen many Kudus, strange, but really many little groups. Was soo nice!! We also seen Honey Badger tracks and not long after finding him running up the animal path away from us, another awesome sighting!!!!

When we got back to the vehicle we saw some Impalas running away from us.

On this day of the 20th November I did a early drive- pictures of Elephants bathing at Sable Dam. It was even hotter and more humid, than on the walk and was so greatful around 15:30 on the way back to the gate to have seen the storm busy building up. On the drive as you could see we had a awesome sighting at Sable Dam!!!

The next morning we had a Mountain bike trail and it was actually this day where we had most of the rain. on the bikes ride I managed to get a Golden Brown Baboon spider out of her burrow, and could have a better look at this beautiful creature!!! We saw MANY Impalas and also a little lamb that just got born!!!

Saturday evening on the drive we went around Sable Dam, where we found Elephants at the dam, Giraffes, Zebras, close to the Hyeana Den, and a few Buffaloes around Nandzana area. On the way back after visiting Nandzana waterhole we got 4 Buffalo Bulls next to the road on our left, and suddenly the 1 Bull came charging at us, don't think on purpose, but luckily just in time I managed to get a bit out of his way, and he hit us, on the backside of the vehicle. Luckily no damage, but definitely a huge adrenalin shock to all of us, it was!!!!

Monday morning on the walk at Shikumbu, we found many Zebras, Impalas, a few sightings of Elephants (Bulls and 1 herd), baboons, Rock Dassies, and my 1st Woodland Kingfishers on activity.

I am on my off days now till Sunday, so enjoy and went to register for my last 5 subjects for my Teaching Diploma today. So next year hard work once again!!!!

Enjoy... :D
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Lourens

Wonderful sightings. :clap: :clap: ...Just have to be a bit biased as say the Woodie had to be the best sighting. :mrgreen: :lol:

Can just imagine the adrenalin rush with the Buff. :shock:

Thanks for sharing. :popcorn:
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Re: Phalaborwa Gate Sightings

Unread postby ockiev » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:30 am

Lourens wrote::clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dear friends

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE SUPPORT GIVEN TO ME, TO HOPEFULLY STAND A CHANCE TO BE A WINNER WITH MY LION-BUFFALO VIDEO 2013!!!!!! LOTS OF APPRECIATION, THANK YOU!!!!

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Hi Lourens,

Well done with the lion - buffalo video, was not the winner but came in at number 6. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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