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Re: Aiming for 5 out of 5

Unread postby Rookie2009 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:26 pm

Went through many many pics and only found a few with 2 out of the 5 :hmz: - the best one was at
biyamiti camp from the lookout point where we found 4 rhinos against a ellie mother :D :D

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Re: Aiming for 5 out of 5

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:23 pm

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3 our of 5 - 2 Rhinos, 1 Bufalo and 1 Elephant

and just before, (about 200 m) a big herd of Bufaloes and just before (about 300 m) a Leopard :shock:
sorry I can't have a pic of the four :whistle:
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Re: Aiming for 5 out of 5

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:43 am

wow Anne-marie!! :shock: 3 :clap: :clap:
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Re: Aiming for 5 out of 5

Unread postby adw » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:13 pm

Getting 5 out of 5 is almost impossible. Even three out of five is excellent.
Here is a confrontation that took place at the mudpool near the Sweni waterhole. Two of the buffalo left it to the last second before departing the mud pool. As soon as the elephant walked by the buffalo returned to the waterhole.

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Re: Aiming for 5 out of 5

Unread postby Aat » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:57 pm

2 / 5 but a nice combination (Leopard + Elephant Bull) using same tree for a nap... allthough , this was the intention of the leopard... :lol:

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Re: Aiming for 5 out of 5

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:06 pm

Wow Aat what a bizarre situation!! Leopard sleeping in a tree and an elephant sleeping against it :shock: Brilliant though :clap:
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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby okie » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:24 pm

Ellie , Buffalo , Rhino , seen together 20th May 2011 .

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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:57 pm

I found another one... three of the big five :D
Rhino - Lion - Buffaloes

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Rhino on the left, Lion in the middle and Buffaloes
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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:27 am

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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:43 pm

Hi, my pictures are not of the best quality but I hope they suffice...

Rhino and Leopard

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Lion and Buffalo

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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby saraf » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:32 pm

Well there's 5 in one photo here...

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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:01 am

Do you always see things from angles not seen before, Saraf? :lol: But have to say: well done on this new spin on the things that actually makes it possible that the Big-5 could actually be seen together in one un-Photoshopped photograph. Otherwise, what are the chances?
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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby saraf » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:02 am

This thread's been around for a while and I took the photo nearly 2 years ago and I've only just put the 2 together.

Anyway, there is a chance that there are lions in that scene. I think this was the day when just as we were finishing our coffee and rusks 2 lionesses and 3 cubs stood up far into the distance. No way could I capture them on "film", we could only just make them out without binoculars. Still they could be there.
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Re: The big five in one photo ??

Unread postby cptphotographer » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:11 pm

Will try my level best to also contribute to this thread with our upcoming trip from 23 Sep - 10 Oct DV

Best sighting with only pics of the leopard were a leopard on the right hand side of the road with rhino and elephant grazing on the left hand side of the road, about 10km north of Tshokwane.

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