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PetraJ's 2013... What a year! KNP, Aug. '13

Unread postby PetraJ » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:13 pm

It has been a while since I've done a trip report. As I sat looking through all the pics we've taken since I got my new camera in March for my birthday, the urge just came to do a photographic report again. It just feels wrong not to share what we have seen up to now....

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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:23 pm

Well, here we go...

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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Thank you so much for your comments Kaapsedraai and Tent dweller. Hyenas are one of my favourite animals. The zebras also have such charm, I cannot help taking pics of them :wink:

Playing in the mud
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:14 pm

Thanks Matthys, Carolg and Foxy for taking the time to join.
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:49 am

Welcome on board MM, Trrp-trrrrrrrr, Hilda, Grandmissy, isinkwe and barryels :clap: :clap:

This makes the longing even worse
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And yes, as I warned you before, more Zebra :cam:
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:52 am

Misty morning
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:45 am

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It is soooooo hot and we are sooooo sleepy
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:47 am

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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:10 pm

Leaving in a few hours on a new adventure and will only return next week, but before I go a couple of more pics.

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Brothers…
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:13 pm

A lovely roadblock
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:14 pm

Our SANParks logo
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What a view…
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:03 am

Another favourite of mine
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3Km from Balule, we found a pride of 12 lions on a giraffe kill. We spend the afternoon with them and with only a few cars there, it was very entertaining watching how they interact around the carcass. I used a full set of batteries in that 4 hours, and we had to go to Olifants to get more.
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A helicopter flew over us a couple of times, and this lioness were trying to figure out what it was…
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:17 am

And then back to the lions. It was now a bit cooler and they became more active…. That is now in active eating …
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Patiently waiting…
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I am too full to sit up, so I will just hold on to the giraffe and continue eating while taking a nap in between
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The next morning we left Balule at gate opening time to see if they are still there. We found them less than 1km from camp in the road. .
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They were very energetic
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This young one climbed into a tree, and waited for one of his family members to walk pass. He then jumped onto him or her and then went back into the tree until the next one arrived, repeating the exercise. It was such a pleasure watching him play like that. Image

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And at the carcass the hyenas and vultures moved in
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:17 pm

Hallo
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Re: 2013... What a year!

Unread postby PetraJ » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:40 pm

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