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Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:29 am

My SO briefly worked in Marakele when I first started dating him! So here I share some of my photos from that time - in 2006....

Sunrise through a tamboti stand.
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The scenery is fabulous
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Swallowtailed bee eaters!
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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:32 am

A magnificent red hartebeest

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A bonus tssesbe with those cliffs!

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A blue crane on the plains! With a baba zebbie

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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:38 am

These are stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing jaytea. :D
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Unread postby wharthog » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:53 am

Stunning photos! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Mellory » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:57 pm

I love Marakele and great to see your pics keep them coming. :popcorn:
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Unread postby lion queen » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:02 pm

Stunning photos!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing........ :gflower:
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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:22 pm

wildflowergirl wrote:These are stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing jaytea. :D


Thanks wildflower girl, My pleasure!

wharthog wrote:Stunning photos! :thumbs_up:


Thanks wharthog!

Mellory wrote:I love Marakele and great to see your pics keep them coming. :popcorn:


Thanks Mellory - only have a few photos but next time I will have to stay longer :thumbs_up:

lion queen wrote:Stunning photos!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you for sharing........ :gflower:


You're welcome lion queen!
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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:24 pm

How about some gemsbok! One of my favourites!

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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:05 am

Shy Tsessebe

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Girafe in the sweet veld
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Mud puddle spa
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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:07 am

Some specials
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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:46 am

How did I miss these super :cam: of Marakele :redface:

Well I am here and so enjoyed viewing all the stunning sightings and pics. :clap: :clap:

"The Specials" look like blackies to me :hmz: ...The vegetation is also so lush and green when you were there. :dance:

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:
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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:54 pm

Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:How did I miss these super :cam: of Marakele :redface:

Well I am here and so enjoyed viewing all the stunning sightings and pics. :clap: :clap:

"The Specials" look like blackies to me :hmz: ...The vegetation is also so lush and green when you were there. :dance:

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:


Thanks Trrp!

Only a few more photos left - it was a way too short a visit and I regret not going again! Will have to rectify that next visit somehow!

Those are whities - we found them in some dense bushes and they were not as relaxed as KNP as you can see! I have another awesome experience with the specials at Marakele.... While I was visiting my SO - the management heard I was a vet and I then had the privilege to track on foot a white female and baby that the rangers were worried about. They had recently darted the female baby to treat some major wounds dealt to it by a male. I managed to spot it and the wound looked like it was responding to treatment!! But the thick bush made for dicy tracking as it was only 2 of us sneaking around with no rifle!!! (luckily no lions/or elephants in that section of the reserve.... but the blackies had my nerves on alert!). And as soon as mom realized I was there she was off like a shot - but I didn't blame her.....I was just glad the baby was looking so good! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Marakele Photos

Unread postby jaytea » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Sunset
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And then a special as we'd left the park first thing in the morning!!! Pity we had to spot him through the fence.... but I was chuffed!
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Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:03 pm

What an absolutely amazing experience that must have been!!! Super 8) :thumbs_up:
Can just visualize the 2 of you sneaking around in the bush :lol: ...Not for the faint hearted :hmz: What wonderful memories :dance:

Marvellous sunset :cam: :mrgreen: ...Always so special when there are also clouds around. :thumbs_up:

Awesome pic and sighting of the Cheetah :clap: :clap:
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