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 Post subject: Re: A Crazy Wallop of a KTP Trip!
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:50 am 
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What a stunning encounter and fantastic :cam: as for your beautiful morning :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: A Crazy Wallop of a KTP Trip!
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Wanderw,

Stunning images of the mating Lions :clap: :clap:

Great start to the morning. :thumbs_up:

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What a great queen she is!! Never ever let the king think he is the boss!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

A great start to this day........ :thumbs_up:

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Wanderw :thumbs_up: thank you for sharing your amazing adventure and pics with us. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: A Crazy Wallop of a KTP Trip!
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Just found your trip report now :P
Great start wanderw, can't wait to see more
And I am SOOO :mrgreen:

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Great sighting, and excellent pics :cam:


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Beautiful Black-headed Heron at the waterhole wander! I also love the PCG in the early morning light! :clap: :clap:

Great mating Lion sighting too! It is very clear who is the boss! :dance: :dance:

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WoW Wanda,

caught up and got immediately thrilled by the beautiful lions and the colour ful birdies :thumbs_up:

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Wanderw,lovely pics of the lions and birds. Nice to have a relatively last minute trip:)

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:hello: Wanderw,

Just catching up. You've already had great sightings.
Love the lion sequence.

You are so lucky to be able to book at the last minute. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Looking forward to more.....

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what a great drive, wanderw. :clap: :clap:

I love the slap in the face :dance: :dance:

It looks like we took the wrong road to TR that day :(

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Mating lions in KTP are the best. They allow you to really capture the action1

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October 2nd (continued)

We went on to just past the 20km sign and found hyenas trying to catch the early morning sun on top of a ridge - 2 adults and 2 youngsters.

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The one youngster decided that the best position was on top of mom.(Please excuse the quality of pix - they were quite far off so I have cropped quite a bit, and the light was not great)

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We decided to go onto Melkvlei. On route a Tawny eagle

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Our first Hartebeest!

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A Battle of the Wildie Wills at Rooiputs. They were like statues and so we left after a few minutes.

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Near Melkvlei we came across a Springbok creche and Mom was giving one babe a tail curling snack!

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On our return to TR we passed the lions again. They were flopped out but we waited about a minute and the action started again. :wink: This time there was no wallop from the lioness - probably because it was getting hot and I think they were both getting tired.

An after action pic! Notice the flattened lioness!

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The lion decided to lie down close to his queen, and amazingly the queen’s paw came up - perhaps a warning for him to keep his distance or coincidence? :hmz:

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We had a quiet drive after that, and at Samevloeiing, decided to head over the dunes into the Auob riverbed for a small drive( at Melkvlei people had told us that there were lots of cheetah on the Auob side).

We found a sleepy Spotted Eagle Owl near Houmoed.

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