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Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby Lesego » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:14 pm

Augrabies Falls National Parks (AFNP) has revealed a bit more about its illusive self this month with three remarkable sightings. A Leopard, Aardwolf and an Aardvark were all spotted in the park.

The Leopard was spotted near Oranjekom on 25 May 2013, during a night drive. The Aardwolf was spotted on 19 June 2013 near Black Ridge and the Aardvark was spotted last night (24 June 2013) near Moonrock.

These sightings are unique in that they are rarely spotted in the park. Make sure to visit Augrabies to try and spot one of these enigmatic animals.

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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:36 pm

I hope they made a note of where these sightings were made, would make our trip if we could see them, especially the aardvark or aardwolf when we're there in 3 and a bit weeks' time!
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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:43 pm

Augrabies rocks........... :dance: :dance: :dance:

Stunning sightings........... :clap: :clap:

Thanks to AG for sharing these with us........ :clap: :clap:
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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby Lesego » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:42 am

Josh of the Bushveld wrote:I hope they made a note of where these sightings were made, would make our trip if we could see them, especially the aardvark or aardwolf when we're there in 3 and a bit weeks' time!


Indeed they made note of the sightings Josh :thumbs_up:

The Leopard was spotted near Oranjekom on 25 May 2013, during a night drive. The Aardwolf was spotted on 19 June 2013 near Black Ridge and the Aardvark was spotted last night (24 June 2013) near Moonrock.

Hope you get to spot them too :wink:
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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:59 am

Lesego wrote:Hope you get to spot them too :wink:

Hold thumbs for us!
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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:32 pm

All the above pics were taken by AG with the camera donated to Augrabies by a bunch of forumites.

Well done to all who participate(d) in the team effort. :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:48 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:All the above pics were taken by AG with the camera donated to Augrabies by a bunch of forumites.

Well done to all who participate(d) in the team effort. :clap: :clap:

Well done. Out of interest, what camera is it?
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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:56 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:
indeed remarkable sightings :dance:
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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:47 pm

:hmz: Can't remember which camera exactly. AG can help here.
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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby AstroMatt » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:17 am

Bush Baptist wrote:All the above pics were taken by AG with the camera donated to Augrabies by a bunch of forumites.

Well done to all who participate(d) in the team effort. :clap: :clap:


Just a small clarification....the aardvark picture was taken with a different camera :wink:

But a big thank you to all who did provide the camera for AG....he's really using it well and producing some great images. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Remarkable sightings at Augrabies

Unread postby Augrabies Guru » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:26 am

Josh of the Bushveld wrote:Well done. Out of interest, what camera is it?

@ Josh, it is a Sony Cybershot DSC-170, 25 MM Lens

Just a correction as well with regard to the pictures taken, unfortunately it is not indicated on the pics.
The aardwolf and leopard pic was took by me.

The aardvark pic was took by Matthew Schurch(Astromatt), who also "spot" the aardvark in the area of Moonrock. Matthew was twice on the drives and it was with the second drive that he saw it.
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