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Pics taken in KNP that are 'different'

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:33 am

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Seen on S 56 on 2 Jan '09 , very little traffic to flatten them , there must have been around 200 dungbeetles visible on these mounds that I saw an elephant drop the previous evening .
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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:38 pm

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Three Klipspringer on Nyalaland wilderness trail access road .
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Cicada beetle at Shipandane .
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Window winged moth .
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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:33 pm

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The rock looks like a face - Makahana ruins on the Nyalaland wilderness trail are on the outcrop above the cliff .
Makahana was a ruthless ruler who according to trails ranger / guides forced any of his subjects who vomited when forced to drink a mixture of his faeces and milk to stand on the edge of the cliff directly above this rock formation holding an animal skin taught untill they fell over the edge .
Human bones were found at the base of the cliff by travellers in the early part of this century .
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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:58 pm

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Food wheelbarrow at Nyalaland wilderness trail camp . This labour saving device has been in use there since before I first visited there 21 years ago .
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The handles can be removed (see them lying underneath) , the tray rests on a table , there are even holders for coals underneath the pots .
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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby ndloti » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:49 pm

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Elephant shrew appeared while we sat admiring the view , Nyalaland wilderness trail .
Shortly afterwards two rather thin subadult lions appeared from below and walked away , completely oblovious of our intrusion .
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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby Anthony » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:15 pm

Get a load of this!! As he came past the car, he decided to stop and drop...

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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby DotDan » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:06 pm

:lol: :lol: :twisted:

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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:16 am

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Notice the additional elephant head .
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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:38 pm

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Courtesy of a currently inactive forumite , it was taken at Pretoriuskop near the swimming pool .
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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby Anthony » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:56 pm

Sunset Dam

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Re: KNP Other Pics

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:43 am

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These fellows were enjoying the peace on the H 1-2 near Siloweni dam late afternoon a few weeks ago after most cars had passed on their way back to their cages for the night . We were on our way to Metsi trail .
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Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

Unread postby Goose77 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:18 pm

Hi Forumites

I am not sure if a topic similar to this has been covered before, sorry if it has...... I feel it could be a subject used to highlight the hidden treasures the Kruger has to offer ie: pics of rare antelope, birds and unusual sightings etc.

Lets see what else is out there and what else the Kruger has to offer which we might not have yet experienced.

Here is a few pics to begin with:

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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

Unread postby iNkwazi » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:22 pm

Great idea, Goose77 :thumbs_up:
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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

Unread postby shivati » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:41 pm

Very nice idea Goose77! :D

Here two pics of an African Crowned Eagle (status - near threatened/Roberts Bird Guide)...seen end July 09 on the Mahonie Loop near Punda Maria. Considered myself very lucky to see this beautiful eagle! :D

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Re: Rare, Unique and different Photographic experiences

Unread postby carolynn » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:35 am

Nice thread goose77 :thumbs_up: Love the Sable and of course the African Crowned Eagle - what a sighting :clap:
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