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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 17 BC Diary -Spotting Spots-
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:53 pm 
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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
It's going to be a more and more incredible series of stories. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I am wondering if the animals are calling you or you put them on a menu and just click what you like to see (according the comments of OWN)
Please continue to share the wonders of KNP with us :pray: :pray:
And again following some other mites, please can I make a reservation too to sit next to you :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 17 BC Diary -Spotting Spots-
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Pvdburg,
I just make reservations by sanparks with the animals :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
All seats are booked now for next trip so you will have to wait :wink: :wink:

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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
It's going to be a more and more incredible series of stories. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I am wondering if the animals are calling you or you put them on a menu and just click what you like to see (according the comments of OWN)
Please continue to share the wonders of KNP with us :pray: :pray:
And again following some other mites, please can I make a reservation too to sit next to you :roll: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 17 BC Diary -Spotting Spots-
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Very very nice story with all the spotted cats and great great photos :clap: :clap: :clap:
Like someone else said earlier, write a book please. :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 17 BC Diary -Spotting Spots-
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Tjanssen,
Thanks and maybe when I turn 65 or so I start writing a book... :wink: :wink:

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Very very nice story with all the spotted cats and great great photos :clap: :clap: :clap:
Like someone else said earlier, write a book please. :pray:

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 Post subject: A&E Story 18 -The Dear and Friendly Ones-
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*** NEW Stories ***
Like my previous TR’s, this is not going to be a day to day TR, but a series of stories about animals and special situations based on our last trip.

Story 18: - The Dear & Friendly Ones -


It took some time but back with a new story about the beautiful, wonderful, amazing and magnificent Kruger

After several stories about lion and our spotted cats it’s time to go along the friendly ones.

Before we start: I like to make you aware of the Big Tuskers again on the forum - section Mammals >> Big Tuskers . If you have seen (Big) Tuskers during your trip please let me know. Maybe I can help with ID’ing the ones you have seen and possibly you can help me and many other tuskermites with updates of the named or or to be named tuskers. You can be a great help to keep the tusker site up-to-date…. Thanks !!
Sorry to mention this again, but the Tuskers is a passion of me and a “few” more forumites.

For the Friendly Ones, let’s start the engines and roll……….

I think we see this Steenbuck often but not always posing nicely. This one was curious enough to have look at us and did not move when I took some pictures.

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Not always friendly, but these two were very friendly with each other. It’s just one of these moments we all can enjoy

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I liked this Kudu, a beautiful antelope with lovely kruger background

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Friendly, lovely and …… what do you think…?
Moms with 2 babies…cute ?

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Normally this one should be in the water but was crossing the road and could not resist to capture him (or her). This he or she was curious too, looking at the eye.

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Friendly in another perspective. Just enjoying dinner in Satara and this AWC visited us and stayed for some time. Finally we could have a good look at this beauty. There were two of them but the other one did not really like to be photographed.

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Going through my pictures I found many Kudu pictures. To capture a male posing like this did not happen many times. This one was close and did not turn away like most of them do. Thanks my friendly friend

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Getting in the northern section of kruger. Nyala is one of my favorite antelopes. I did not crop this photo, just because the combination of the Nyala and the beautiful environment in the north makes it so lovely.

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Another female Nyala was posing at short distance too. I remember from other trips they mainly were hiding in the thicker and difficult to capture. Kruger can be so friendly with these moments.

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And what to think of this male Nyala’s. Seeing them makes me happy, personally this is one of the most beautiful animals in kruger. He was together with his brother or friend and lucky enough they crossed the road just in front of us.

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Here the second one. Wonder if you can find the few differences… ?

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Going back south we stayed some time in Mopani and to our surprise we met some Reedbuck close to the Nshawu area. We have never seen them there and thinking about it, we have seen them before in kruger but not that often. Very nice antelopes and this one was showing his friendly way of posing.

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A bit later we saw more members of the Reedbuck family. The male showed another possibility of being friendly to us.

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The females of the family were posing more as ladies !!

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Close your eyes for a moment and think about Pafuri picknick place. Open your eyes again, it’s early in the morning and breakfast time. Busy with eggs and bacon and then have a look at the other side of the river. It’s quiet, peaceful and you see 3 species together, all busy with their own things.

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Some time later… leaving Pafuri picknick place and the male Nyala we saw earlier crossed the road.

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More Nyala on the road when we went to Crooks Corner. Since you don’t see them often in the south a few more to show the beauty of the north.

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Late afternoon this Kudu was slowly walking towards us and without bush and high grass disturbing the scene I could not resist to capture him.

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Same with this male, just near the road. Wildlife can be so friendly

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Enjoying kruger is more then looking at cheetah, leopard and lion… it’s enjoying every minute and all species in their environment. Just sitting somewhere and having breakfast and looking around does offer special moments too. Kruger can be crual but there are lots of friendly and peaceful moments. Watching animals is relaxing and the more you look at them the more beauty you see.

Thanks for joining us again.

Next…?

Regards
Aat & Elly


Many other pictures of last en other trips:
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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 18 -The Dear and Friendly Ones-
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Enjoying kruger is more then looking at cheetah, leopard and lion… it’s enjoying every minute and all species in their environment. Just sitting somewhere and having breakfast and looking around does offer special moments too. Kruger can be crual but there are lots of friendly and peaceful moments. Watching animals is relaxing and the more you look at them the more beauty you see.


Beautiful words!! Summed up perfectly

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Fantastic Reedbuck family :D

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I do love your very handsome looking AWC. What a good looking cat and a striking pose.

As for the mama and two little ones..... it does not come much cuter than that. :thumbs_up:

As ever Aat, lovely, lovely, lovely.

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Fantastic photo's Aat :clap: :clap: :clap: . I also like the Reedbuck family. Also the AWC. Thank you :thumbs_up:

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I do agree that there are definitely other species, also birds and the scenery that makes KNP special :thumbs_up:
I did enjoy all the nyala sightings, that is one reason to book the North as they decorate that part in full :D
Also beautiful reedbuck, I've only seen near Mopani, near LS and near PRetoriuskop. You don't get them at other camps :whistle:

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Aat wrote:

Enjoying kruger is more then looking at cheetah, leopard and lion… it’s enjoying every minute and all species in their environment. Just sitting somewhere and having breakfast and looking around does offer special moments too. Kruger can be crual but there are lots of friendly and peaceful moments. Watching animals is relaxing and the more you look at them the more beauty you see.




:think: This summed up the reason why we, time and again go back to Kruger.... :clap:

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Thanks so much, Aat :dance: :dance: :dance:

Once again brilliant pictures together with some great sightings - Especially the reedbucks so close :mrgreen:

Love your nyalas - They are always somthing very special too us :clap: :clap: :clap: and your steenbokkie is a cutie :thumbs_up:

Totally :mrgreen: about your wild cat picture you took in Satara :big_eyes:


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Aat,

Stunning pics of all :clap: :clap: ...love the Nyalas and Reedbuck :thumbs_up:

Great :cam: of AWC :clap: :clap:

The north especially Pafuri is a special place for me. :dance: just so peaceful. :mrgreen:

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Thanks ! :)

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Enjoying kruger is more then looking at cheetah, leopard and lion… it’s enjoying every minute and all species in their environment. Just sitting somewhere and having breakfast and looking around does offer special moments too. Kruger can be crual but there are lots of friendly and peaceful moments. Watching animals is relaxing and the more you look at them the more beauty you see.


Beautiful words!! Summed up perfectly

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Thanks MM,
The AWC was in Satara, together with a sister or brother , later followed by 2 Honeybadgers... trying to get my can with yoghurt with forestfruit... :lol: :lol:

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Fantastic Reedbuck family :D

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I do love your very handsome looking AWC. What a good looking cat and a striking pose.

As for the mama and two little ones..... it does not come much cuter than that. :thumbs_up:

As ever Aat, lovely, lovely, lovely.

:popcorn:

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Hi Grantmissy, :gflower:
First time we saw the Reedbuck in Mopani area, so a nice surprise. :)

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Fantastic photo's Aat :clap: :clap: :clap: . I also like the Reedbuck family. Also the AWC. Thank you :thumbs_up:

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