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 Post subject: A&E's Story 19 - Who let the DOGS out - (p 35) KNP, Nov. '12
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Hi All,
Back home after 4 weeks of Kruger. We are just back , from nice and warm weather in Kruger back into wintertime in the netherlands.

We have had a great time with a "few" nice sightings. :tongue: :tongue:

On the search for (Big) Tuskers we met some other animals :whistle: :whistle: so I guess I can start writing some stories soon if you like :hmz:

The first animals we saw at arrival were a rhino mother with baby and the last one when leaving Kruger was a rhino too.... let's hope this is a sign they will survive and win the battle !!

During the trip we met several forumites, it was an honour to see the people behind the names and avatars :thumbs_up:
Two of them were witness of the fact I am not just a Tusker whisperer .... :lol: :lol: , but that will be part of a nice story later on.
It was weird to experience some people recognized me when I was photographing tuskers.... suddenly hearing "You must be Aat ....." happened two times :big_eyes: :) :) :)

In general.... We had wonderful sigthings, some special ones , some very unexpected (the best you can have) including animals / situations we never saw before and.... usual roadblocks and "special" roadblocks.....

Curious ? If so.... I will consider to start a new series of stories soon :wink: :wink: :wink:


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 Post subject: Story 01 - The Birth of Gomondwane
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*** NEW Stories ***
Like my previous TR’s, this is not going to be a day to day TR, but a series of stories about animals and special situations based on our last trip from november 11th 2012 till december 9th 2012.

Story 01 – The Birth of Gomondwane

Hi to all,
Time to start a new series of stories. Elly and I like to share our sightings with you.

It’s almost Chrismas time so I think I could not start the new series better then with this story.
We were witness of a special moment in the life of one of the thousands of Impala mothers giving birth to a new lovely tiny adorable baby.
Yes, in november / december thousands of antelope babies are and were facing the wild world and probably you have seen a lot of them driving around in this period.

Let’s start with the story and we like to share all we experienced with you on november 21st of 2012.

Driving the Gomondwane loop we were just talking about all the gooddies we have seen here, Leopards, Black Rhino, Lions, Hyena Den, White Rhino, Tusker etc etc…. and almost at the end of the loop we just were saying “no specials this time” till …………..

We almost passed this Impala, laying down and something in my mind said “There is something” with her…. Stopped the car , reverse mode and back to this lady Impala.

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At that very moment no one else around and then both of us looking what was going to happen
The Impala on her feet and speachless we were looking at her…….

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Just speachless and looking at this special moment…. Never seen before with our own eyes and so close (about 15 meters)

Next moment the mother turned her head to her baby, like checking everything was ok and was going well

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What a moment… watching this new baby entering the wild world
Since we were the only ones we decided to name “our child” Gomondwane, hoping he/she will have a wonderful time in Kruger.

The Impala mother was going to lay down again to complete the birth of her child…
And there she/he is , first picture of the new born.

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First contact… checking… licking
So far the mother made no noise / sound at all… all in silence

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Then mother Impala started to eat the “left-overs”

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Just a few seconds later the baby tried to stand up … not easy

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I think no words needed for this moment…

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While mother was cleaning the place the baby tried and tried … finally getting on his / her feet… and all within 15 minutes.

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As a good mother she helped her child to find the right place to drink

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Exactly 20 minutes after giving birth the baby was on his/her feet and drinking… amazing !

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Proud mother licking her baby while the little one was tumbling , trying to walk… stand up, tumbling again…

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“our” Gomondwane more steady on his/her feet and mother still licking, making contact… private moments for mother and child…. And we still speachless… what a privilege to see this happen.

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Expressing a proud mother and a baby facing the world….

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Thanks Mom and Gomondwane…. Have a good life

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Born november 21st 2012 at 08:40
Address: Gomondwane loop


Let’s say it is a kind of Christmas story. For us one of the very special moments
Hope you liked this first story and yes more to come soon…

Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: A&E Story 02 - Big Boys are Beautiful
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:15 pm 
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*** NEW Stories ***
Like my previous TR’s, this is not going to be a day to day TR, but a series of stories about animals and special situations based on our last trip from november 11th 2012 till december 9th 2012.

Story 02 – Big Boys are Beautiful


For the ones knowing me a bit better it will be not a surprise this story is about Tuskers
Big and / or promising tuskers. Tuskers are : Fascinating , Special, Impressing and very very Interesting.
I am also writing this story to try to convince the visitors of Kruger and other (south) african areas and countries to pay extra attention to these gentle giants. Make photo’s and please post them at the Big Tusker thread (part of Mammals section) or contact me for ID'ing them if I can.

I recently posted a special about Big Tusker MAC with interesting figures and info (also posted at the Mammals section). MAC has been tracked and traced for more then 10 years now and we all learned a lot about all his movements and habits etc…

After this introduction just one more reason to pay extra attention …. The number of Big Tuskers is less then most rare animals / species in Kruger…. So it is a great privilege to meet one. :) :)

Coming to the story… I like to present you 5 named tuskers I met during my last trip to Kruger (nov-dec 2012)


First one I like to show is RICEHO
I met him just south of Shingwedzi camp along the main road.
Very nice tusker with promising tusks, growing well and both tusks are thick
I could get close to him, he was very relaxed and friendly. A bit of “whispering” and he was posing as it should be. :whistle: :whistle:

First contact… coming towards you and looking at each other … are you relaxed ? :hmz:
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Getting closer and saying Hi…. Don’t laugh but I am always talking to them as a friend… in whisper mode telling him that he will be on the internet with new pictures… making him proud :lol: :lol:

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It’s great to get close and just look at him… eating in a reaxed way.

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Second tusker, just about 5km away of Riceho, I found MANDZEMBA
Great to see him again, I remember I found him in february 2009 and decided to name him, convinced he would be a big tusker in near future. See what happened and happens… his tusks are growing fast. :dance: Also “whispered” with and to him for some time before he came out of the bush (I waited for almost an hour) :twisted:

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He came on the road, took his time for posing for his new pictures.

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I realized that this was the 3rd time I met him after 2009 and May 2011.

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Very nice to see him crossing the road in front of me and starting to eat again at the other side of the road.
Also funny… I told some other people (a few cars stopped for him) that they were looking at a named Tusker and suddenly I saw camera’s for making pictures… and with a smile I counted 3 more tusker-friends :clap:

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After a while he disappeared again into the bush….

Next day, almost same time and place…. I saw him again

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Near Letaba, main road along the Letaba riverbed I found this nice tusker HLAHLENI
A beautiful tusker with classic shaped tusks and also a potential Big Tusker

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Coming out of the bush and ready to go to the riverbed he was posing nicely on the road in front of me… could it be better ?

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Next, number 4 …. We go to the homeland for several tuskers…. Mopani (Mooiplaas waterhole)
Some tuskers do travel a lot , some tuskers do have a kind of area they almost never leave… an interesting fact to keep in mind.
One of the tuskers who does not travel a lot is KALEKA.
I met a few times before and again I found him in “his” area , near Mooiplaas waterhole.

At a distance I saw a bull eating grass, using my binoc’s I recognized him as Kaleka and “asked” him to come closer. :pray:

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And friendly as most of them are…he started to move… to my direction…

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As you can see on the pictures he used his trunk to recognize me…. And saying “Hello” by some rumbling…. What a sound that is…..

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After saying hello he continued with eating (what else..?)

Next day, late afternoon again I saw him again and with the nice sunlight I made a few extra pictures.

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And finally number 5 , close to Satara camp I found KUMANA.
Special for me since I never saw this one before.

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Wide splayed tusks and as you can see he was not really taking care of his ears… ragged and notches and holes….

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Well…. Probably more to come about the tuskers… but checking so many photo’s does cost time.
After the Birth story I hope you liked this one too…. Promising that next story will be about ehhhh Cats???

Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: A&E Story 03 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt I)
Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:47 pm 
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*** NEW Stories ***
Like my previous TR’s, this is not going to be a day to day TR, but a series of stories about animals and special situations based on our last trip from november 11th 2012 till december 9th 2012.

Story 03 – BC Diaries Cheetah (part I)


Hi all,
It’s time again for a new story. I think I said some time ago we have seen a lot of Big Cats so time to start off with let’s say a Big Cats Diary.

We were staying in Mopani, always been a special place for us because of all the great sightings we have had in this area. It was very early when we left the gate and like always the decision “where to go”. Let’s go to Mooiplaas waterhole first, may be we see a tusker ?
Still waking up in the car, a bit yawning and nothing near the waterhole. So let’s move on to Tihongonyeni. Following the road for a few minutes and huhhhhh…. Still sleeping or is it real…. A cheetah just near the road

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A male cheetah and just in front of us… deciding to get on the road.

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Well, nothing better to do so let’s follow this guy and see what he is going to do
With open windows we could hear him calling… another cheetah around ?
I remember that I have seen two of them in that same area more then a year ago so what happened…
He went to a roadsign and was sniffing around.

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Always nice to see him on the roadsign

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Sniffing and looking around and calling…. We really got the impression he lost his friend / brother

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Off the roadsign and walking on the road again… such a wonderful sighting just for our eyes..
I was just thinking… such a sighting in the south and many cars around you.. this is what I like in the north …

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On his was to another roadsign

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Mhhhh sniffing… was my friend here ?

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No…no sign of him so what to do…. I have to think about the situation

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and searching for a place to think…..

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As a good cat the best way to think is laying down

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Yawning is good for activating my brains….


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and again….

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Let me roll on my back … maybe I can think even better this way….
** I must say we have seen cheetah’s many times but never seen one posing this way… we had to laugh thinking about our cats at home doing this almost daily. One of the funniest cheetah pictures I could make so far**

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After some thinking I know where to go so time to stand up again and going to the place my friend might be…I hope…

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Well… after a long time following this beautiful Cheetah he went into the bush. What a start of the day in Mopani. Not a sighting you normally expect in this area.

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The sighting was wonderful but we could feel the sadness of the cheetah missing his friend... he was restless...calling...and not feeling happy....
The follwing days we were thinking of him and asked ourselves ..is he re-united with his friend ??

As said… this is part I of the Big Cats (Cheetah). This story about this Cheetah will be continued later on….

Preparing these pictures I still have to think about his calling for his friend… I am curious if he found him again.

Hope you liked it… and till next story


Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: A&E Story 04 - BC Diaries Cheetah (prt II) a happy end?
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*** NEW Stories ***
Like my previous TR’s, this is not going to be a day to day TR, but a series of stories about animals and special situations based on our last trip from november 11th 2012 till december 9th 2012.

Story 04 – BC Diaries Cheetah (part II)


Hi and welcome for part II of one of the Cheetah stories
In story 03 I left you with a searching cheetah. Searching for his brother / friend. Let’s see what happened since the other day I met the cheetah again. Was he still searching and did he find his brother / friend?

I left Mopani camp and always curious about what to find at the Mooiplaas waterhole I took this little road towards the waterhole.
I could not believe it but after 400 meters I saw something at the right side of the road…. And guess… who was walking there ?

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Was this the same cheetah or the friend / brother ? I was almost sure it was the same one.
I followed him and after some time he crossed the road in front of me

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I could hear him calling … that special cheetah call so still searching….
And like the other day walking towards a roadsign to check….

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While checking and sniffeling ..he was looking around to all directions and thanks for looking at me too

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He really took his time to check the signpost

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Sitting, standing up , turning…. Restless … “Where is my friend / brother ??”

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Time to get a nice close up of this beautiful cheetah

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Moment of thinking…. Sitting and thinking… where …where…where is he

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Could not resist to make another close up… It doesn’t happen every day a cheetah is so close to you and posing

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Enough of checking… so he left the signpost to continue his search…

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In the big field again but where to go…?

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Break…..
I lost him in the bush and continued my trip to Tihongonyeni and stayed there for some time. After a few hours I returned to Mooiplaas and ………….


A very big smile on my face.
You always hope for a happy end and yessss…. There they are together again
Just in front of the Mooiplaas waterhole … I must say there were some tears in my eyes

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A happy end of a search … I never forget this and the calls of the cheetah… desperate calls

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A last view before they moved on into the bush

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Thanks for being part of these stories.
The BC diary will continue for some time including the other big cats….


Hope you liked it… and till next story


Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: Re: A&E Story 04 -BC Diaries Cheetah part II Happy End
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Story 05 – BC Diaries - Lion Roadblock -

Hello all and thanks for joining again. This time your “reporter” will take you to the Satara area.
I will take you with me for this drive and try to let you experience what I experienced.

It was very early in the morning when I went to the gate of Satara camp. Standing there nr 2 waiting for the gate to be opened.
Still doubting where to go… left to Olifants? Right and right to Orpen ?, straight to Tshokwane?, or right and left to S100 ?
First decision just by sixth sense was right and late decision again turning left to S100.
In my mirrors I saw all others going other directions so let’s see…

It was still a bit dark… and hoping not to miss anything I was driving very slowly. Almost 15 minutes and except a warthog crossing the road nothing to see.
Then just around a “corner” I said something like yessssssss and this male lions came towards me. Time.. 04:36 (gate opened a bit too early but no complains by me)

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First thought was…. Good decision for taking the S100
Even having seen many male lions it is always a very very nice surprise to see one and every time again I am impressed by them

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I was just looking at him and I was glad I did the settings for my camera before I left to be able to make some pictures since it was still a bit dark.
I think I said something like “Ohhh nooo” when the lion left the road and walked into the grass

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3 minutes later…. And wowwwwwwwwwww…… This male was not on his own roaming the S100 but pffffffffffffff his whole family or pride was with him….
Jumping on my seat now… is this true ?
First members of the pride

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And looking around I realized that they were heading to the S100 road…coming all together there and just in front of me.

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I had a feeling of “I can’t believe it… no one else and all these lions for my eyes only” Looking around I saw lions left to me, in front of me and behind me.
Let’s focus on the ones in front of me

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Just about 5 minutes from first view and a very very nice Lion roadblock…. I love roadblocks by animals…. Happy feeling at that moment and was just giving a compliment to my sixth sense.
Waiting a few seconds so other lions could pass me and nice of this one to give me look

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Again some minutes later when they were going “over the hill”

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Starting wondering about no other cars yet but also glad they were not there since it is nicer to make pictures without cars in front of you
After the “hill” they continued walking the S100 (sometimes nothing to see at all and sometimes soooo rich… I love this road. Later on in an other story you will see why…smile…

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I remember I was singing “the long and winding road” , window open and no one could hear me , except one of the lions who was looking at me saying “stop singing please”…

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What can you do..? right answer…. Following them till…?
And they were walking…. Like a group doing a morning trail….

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And another 100 meters … what a show. Left and right some lions were walking through the bush and high grass which made it difficult to capture them.
In the mean time I tried to count them and came to 19 lions in total.
The male lions was checking his pride every now and then… with a face saying “pff always waiting for the ladies….come on…”

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Then a nice moment … one of the cubs turned around and was looking at me… trying to convince me that my singing was not right and spoiling his morning walk

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So I stopped singing and captured him.
Some minutes later another youngster showed he was a bit tired of all this walking and decided to lay down near the road

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I changed my song and started “you never walk alone” inspired by this big pride. Still no other cars coming towards me. Incredible for the S100 at this time. I was 20 minutes together with them now and enjoying every second. They were still on the road rounding another corner…

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Just around the corner the male decided to leave the road at the lefthand side.

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And all the other ones were follwing the leader (what else…)


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So this really wonderfull sighting was coming to an end

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A last glimse of some pride members , lioness with a collar and bye bye bye lions…thanks for this special moment… being one of the special ones…

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Just when I left them and driving about 500 meters a car came around a corner and asked me to stop…. ”Anything special on the road ?” they asked…………….

Thanks for driving with me this time and hope you liked it.
Many more BC diary stories to come

Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: A&E Story 06 -The Rare ones -
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*** NEW Stories ***
Like my previous TR’s, this is not going to be a day to day TR, but a series of stories about animals and special situations based on our last trip from november 11th 2012 till december 9th 2012.

Story 06 – The Rare ones -


Hi again…. Hope you are all doing well.
This time I will take you with me for a drive through the north trying to find …?

We spent some time in the north and like I always say…. We are on the hunt for Tuskers but always find some nice animals / species on the “side”

When we arrived in the Mopani area and were driving there first time we were a bit shocked about how it looked. Almost black area…all burned down so no grass but blackened.
Getting closer to Tihongonyeni , one of our favorite places it was and looked empty.

In the area we almost did not see animals… no elephants, no buffalo… no…and no…

A bit away from the waterhole we found Tsessebe. One of the species you don’t see at many other places so I am happy I can show them to you

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Great to see young ones , good for the population

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And after a bit of whispering this beauty was posing for a nice close-up

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Along one of the dirtroads further on , heading to the Old Main road we found some more Tsessebe.

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and coming towards us friendly posing

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And a picture of a nice group

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Another day and following same route. Just passed Tihongoyeni and saying to each other something like “this is not our place” all empty…burned… we followed the small road towards the main road (capricorn loop) and suddenly huhhhhhhhhhh…???
Followed by a loud yessssssssssssssss SABLEEEEEEEEEE
Just too late to see them crossing the road but ohhhhh they are so beautiful

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What a luck…. Forgetting all about burned grass etc…. just looking en being happy now.
(Sable are my favorite Antelopes…. )

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At such a moment you only hope they are not running away from you… whisper…whisper…
The male (leader) looked to us…who are you and what are you…?

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Counting the group was difficult because of the high grass / bush here…but we saw about 9 of them

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They decided not to stay too long and starting moving away from us…so a last look before they disappeared in the bush

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You still like the drive ? Hope so….
After a small break let’s continue

Let me first tell you this…. Some months before we started our trip we were reading bad news about the Roan antelope. Most of them died in the Mopani area. It was so sad to read this because the number of Roan is not that big in Kruger and when I am right about 40 of them were found dead.

Another day in Mopani and happy about the sightings on other days with Tuskers and Sable and Cheeatah we were taking the Capricorn Loop again….
Suddenly…. At the right side of the road I saw something moving…. Yes..? No..?…. yess…a Roan antelope…. Couldn’t believe my eyes but true….it was a male Roan
Feeling happy and sad at the same time thinking about what happened to them…and at the same time happy to see at least one.

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He was not really close to the road but could photograph him well.
We were asking ourselves…is he the only one left ? Must be sad for him to see no other ones of the group(s) roaming the Mopani area…
Maybe one of you know if there are more Roan seen over the last few months ?

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We spent quiet some time with him , enjoying every second

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Well …bye Roan…hope times will change and hope you will find at least a female for a better future…
With some difficult to describe emotions we left him

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Another day and going for the Shongololo loop….
I remember we were discussing the choice since we almost never have seen anything on this loop. Just going there for about 5 km suddenly a loud yell of an animal … I saw something coming from the right side running to the road….
This is the result

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The Sable we have seen before (we think)
This time I could just make one more picture before they disappeared

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Not really bad finding Sable , Tsessebe and Roan
But is is not over yet….

One of the days we decided to go north … for a picknick at Pafuri picknick place… so nice, quiet and beautiful up there.
On the way back we were just looking at a car driving with high speed towards Punda-Maria
Almost too late to see this huge Eland bull …. Stopping…reverse… and just being able to make a few photos of him

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I think he was moving away quickly because of the racing car…

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with a last view from behind ….

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Time to leave the car ladies and gentlemen
Different story then the BC diaries but hope you liked this too


More stories to come …so stay tuned

Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: A&E Story 07 -BC Diaries Mothers & Cubs -
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:00 am 
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Story 07 – BC Diaries – Mothers & Cubs -

Hi again and happy to see you for a new story. I better can say it’s about two stories.
One story about a Leopard mother and her cub and second one about a Cheetah mother with two little cubs.
I think I said something in my first story of this trip about having seen animals we have never seen before. As you know we have seen cheetah before but never little cheetah cubs, so a first time for them.

If you like… welcome on board and please join us with these great sightings. :) :)

Let’s start in Mopani. One of the few times we followed the Shongololo loop all the way.
It was late afternoon when we arrived near the “hide” close to Mopani when suddenly something came from the side of the road … crossing the road in front of me and walked away to the hill , opposite of the “hide”. Cheetah ? no… Leopard ? yessss :dance: :dance:
Stop…camera and action … :cam:

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It’s a female Leopard. What a day… earlier that day we saw Cheetah and how the two Cheetah friends or brothers were re-united and now a Leopard. The Leopard did not stop but continued climbing the hill.

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Was she going out for hunting ? They never tell you anything so it’s guessing. Following her all the way and hoping for a few nice shots :pray:

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Come on my dear….please stop for a few seconds…. But no chance… climbing higher and higher

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Last shot before she was hiding behind rocks and bush

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So, time for a little break in this story… this day , 29th of november was a very very nice day.
We spent a few more nights in Mopani with other great sightings and on our last day (december 2nd ) before we took off for Satara we went to this place again early in the morning.
Why going there … Just by 6th sense I think.
At exactly same place we looked around and could not believe our eyes…. There high on the hill our Leopard again and something with her… a kill or …? :hmz: :hmz:

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No !! She has a cub. Ahhhhh so that’s was the reason a few days ago she went up there.
We never have been spoiled with many leopard cubs so trying to capture them. Not easy with the distance.

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Like us you have to look well but so nice to see a small leopard cub

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Mother was getting up and the little one was looking… mom…are you going ?

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Mother left the youngster alone and I guess the cub did not like this at all

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Last thing we could see that the cub tried to follow moms… so small and gone in the bush up there

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End of first story
Time for a coffee ? Or shall I continue with second story ?


Second story – Mother Cheetah and cubs

It’s late afternoon in Satara. It’s hot… and doubting about a late afternoon drive after a very nice day so far. Doubting mainly means …yess , let’s go for a drive. Driving around we finally decided to take the S40 (behind Satara camp) and not the main road. I remember we were talking about maybe seeing a rhino in that area.
Coming from Timbavati picknick spot side we were driving just a few minutes and with a lot of luck I just looked to the left and ……… huhhhhhhhhhh ???? :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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Pounding heart… and quiet…. Unbelieve but true… a cheetah cub and mother behind a little bush. I think moms did not like it at all and started to move

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Then everything went fast… mother crossed the road and expected her babies following her but they did not.
So moms was looking to the other side of the road and tried to call her cubs

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Looking at her… she was looking like… Mhhh where are my children? :hmz:

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Cubs did not show and were not visible so a try to call louder ?

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Still no sign … mother did not understand this and was looking a bit confused :?

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Well… what can you do as mother if your cubs don’t react … yes, you go to them and get them

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She was just at the other side , called and returned quickly to the other side of the road again.
And finally…. Yesssssssssssssssss there they are…. The Cubs….. :dance: :dance:
Nr 1

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And a few seconds later Nr 2

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and a last look before all 3 disappeared in the high grass

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What a day …. What a time in kruger …what …. No words…just happy , very very happy with this sighting…. So great to see cheetah cubs in the wild….

Writing this story I almost feel the emotion again. Many trips to kruger, spent many many days there and seeing this first time …it’s a miracle and a privilage.

Thanks for joining us hope you liked it.
Many more BC diary stories to come

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 Post subject: A&E Story 08 -Romeo and Juliet -
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First of all: I like to thank you for the kudu nominations , it’s an honour to wear 4 horns now… !!


Story 08 – Romeo and Juliet -


After the Big Cat and special antelopes stories it’s time for something different. Sometimes you get the opportunity to witness a real love story.
It happened same day we saw the Cheetah cubs … and it happened along the same road behind Satara camp (S40)

I think this story does not need any comments or other narration by me…. The pictures tell the whole story, so nothing to read but enjoy this love story.

Still a bit speachless about the Cheetah cubs… about 5 KM ahead and here the Love Story starts

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romeo and juliet ….samson and …..

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mmmm love to love you baby…..

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You are so beautiful….. to me…..

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Hold me now….. hold me forever…..

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You make me feel like crazy….

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You’re my angel….

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Hold me…. Hold me forever…..

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I’m in love…. I’am in love …. I’am in love…

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So nice to together….

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Head’s in the air….

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What…? What did you say….. ?

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You asked me to marry you Yessssssssssssssssssssssss

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A special day for these two lovers…. Kruger is not just crual, or kills or hunting / chasing and eating but also …love

Thanks for joining us again hope you liked this different story.
New BC story on the roll…. So keep tuned

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 Post subject: A&E Story 09 BC Diary - The Kings -
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Story 09 – BC Diary - The Kings -


Time to get back to the Big Cat Diary and this time it’s about two kings of Kruger NP.
I think I told you in my wrap-up at the beginning of the stories that we have seen a very nice number of Big Cats.
In the Netherlands there is a lot to do about our new king Willem-Alexander April 30th. He will take over from his mother Queen Beatrix.
That’s a bit the background of this story…about Kings.
Many of you have seen the Kings in Kruger during trips, but meeting them at short distance, posing nicely, good light and no or just a few cars (in the south) doesn’t happen every day.

So jump in the car and join me during this great sighting.
Where..? Well just about 5 KM away from Afsaal picknick spot and around 8 o’clock in the morning. We were on our way to Afsaal for breakfast. Sometimes there are very good reasons to postpone a breakfast and this was one of them….

Camara’s ready ? :cam: Let’s gooooooo
Driving the H3… just talking about all the sand on the road, almost no animals to see, saying “it’s quiet this morning” and approaching Afsaal… “what are we going to eat ?” … and suddenly, coming just around a corner…. Yessssssssss….. wowwwww… tssssssssssss there they are. :big_eyes:

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Two beautiful male lions, just one car approaching from the other side.
Let’s have a look at them , first King Willem

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and the other one… let’s say King Alexander

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Hi… it’s just us, Aat and Elly..please to meet you
And..ehhhh King Willem …. don’t look at me this way …

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King Alexander was posing nicely too

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Laying down relaxed

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Great light with the sun still rising… and I think the Kings just arrived and still waking up

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That’s going along with some yawning :)

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From a great distance (I guess) we heard another roaring lion.
King Alexander heard it too and yess… he started to roar too as a response like …. Take care we are here….

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I was just thinking…. Did I ever see a male lion on his feet and roar at such a short distance ?
(they were about 10 to 20 meters away from us) What a sound ...impressive :big_eyes:

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After making first series of photos I was looking at them , what a pleasure and how impressive and imposing they are….

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Looking at their feet, the manes … the eyes….

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and thanks King Willem…. Take your time for good yawning

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Not enough ? Open your “mouth” a bit wider…no problem… :lol: :lol:

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and thanks you again majesty to turn your head a bit more towards me…

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(in the mean time some tourist vehicles arrived coming from Afsaal…so time for the two kings to stand up)

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King Alexander was also about to leave, but as a good king he showed me his teeth too

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Just after this he stood up and joined the other King to disappear into the bush… I guess to find a nice place to sleep ….


Thanks for joining us and good chance I will invite you next time for another BC Diary story… maybe about another cat starting with a L


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 Post subject: A&E Story 10 BC Diary -Leopards north & south-
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Story 10 – BC Diary - Leopard North & South -


Welcome on board again !

But…. First I like to say thanks to all for paying attention to the stories.
So I take advantage of the number of people reading this (I hope). For the ones who don’t know my special interest is (Big) Tuskers…. Yes, these giants with thick and long tusks
If you found or will find these tuskers please post something on the Big Tusker thread (section Mammals) , or if you like some help with ID’ing the name or any other question please contact me by PM. I can only update my Tusker site www.tuskersofafrica.com by getting photos made by you.

Your trip-reporter will take you from south to north in our beloved krugerpark.
Leopards mainly appear sleeping in trees or quickly cross the road or show their tail to you… just sometimes you are lucky to look at them in a different way.

I don’t deny we have had some luck during this trip but as a Big Cat Diary reporter (smileeeee) I asked the cats to show themselves as good as possible.
I think I am right that IF you see a leopard it’s by surprise and Elly and I love surprizes very very much.

So let’s start in the south. Coming from Crocodile Bridge towards Lower Sabie on the main road, first 30 to 40 minutes nothing on or near the road…then approaching the turnoff to the S28.
Just at the other side (right) of the turnoff coming out of some small bush… yesssss

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Leopard…. A male leopard…. Believe me sometimes one can be quick with stopping car, window down and camera ready to shoot….

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Wowwwww what a beauty !! In the mean time realizing we have seen Leopard before near this area, a female with cub, a few years ago. So a very quick conclusion…this male was here to ….?
Idd , trying to find and date a nice girl.

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Typical face of a any cat smelling something….. so no exeption with this beautiful leopard.

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and a close up of him. Looking at the pictures, impressed again by him

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The small bush near the road was very attractive …I think he smelled something he liked to smell…

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It was really great to watch him…then he decided to cross the road

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The colours… so special… with the sun rising…. 6:30 in the morning and looking at this king of beauty

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A last view… he was walking away into the bush….

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End of this small story

After a small break and then…. Your reporter takes you to the north.
Ok, we just arrived in Shingwedzi. Great area for tuskers, one of the reasons for us to go to Shingwedzi.
Late afternoon, one hour for closing time and and I decided to have one more drive to Kanniedood-dam… don’t kow why…but my “feelings” told me to go there. I hoped to see a tusker in that area or in the riverbed.

Well, NO tusker appeared and looking at my watch I said to myself…till the “corner” and then back. Just a few hundred meters before the “corner” to the right I saw something moving in the smaller bush near the road.
Yeppppp…… Leopard !

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Quickly turned my car for better view

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He was about crossing the road in front of me…so it was not going to be a long sighting.

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What beauties are they. It’s great to see him so close-by. Realizing this does not happen so many times.

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I tried to convince him to stay a bit longer, but no… leopard did not listen at all

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And like in first story here… a last look at his tail before he disappeared into the bush.

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Thanks for being aboard again and hope you liked the Kings of Beauty
Next story….? I really don’t know yet about what…


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 Post subject: A&E TR Story 11 -The Other Side of...-
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Story 11 – The Other Side of… -


Hello and great to see you again. :) :)

Watching television and reading newspapers does not really makes us happy today.
Lot’s of bad news about anything what humans should not. Looks like we do not learn anything from the past. Just referring to all the killings of animals and destryoing of the forest worldwide. I even don’t want to open the latest reports of rhino poaching anymore because it makes me sic and angry…..
Not a nice and warm introduction but it is an expression of a feeling …..

So what is the remedy for now ? Going through my pictures of last trip to find something nice, warm and positive for myself and you.

Then suddenly I found something that makes me smile and saying ohhhhh… how cute and lovely

It’s a story about the other side of Hyena’s , mainly seen as: fast walking away, dirty, aggressive but not seen that many times as friendly and caring… with small puppies so close to you

It happended when we left Shingwedzi towards Mopani. Driving the main road and about halfway I saw something on the left side of the road… just about 10 meters away.
Preparing the pictures my mood changed and gave me a warm and nice feeling… hope it does work for you too….

Think I can say that it is about The Other Side of Hyena’s …

Let’s meet the family… some adults, a younster and yesss 2 pups.

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Mother laying down with one of her pups

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If you see this at short distance you’re quiet and something like ohhhhh is the sound you make.

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The youngster was not really that happy, expressing a jealous look… “mommy does not want me around anymore and the two puppies getting all attention grrrrrrr”

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There is puppy 2 coming into the scene together with another adult checking if everything is allright.

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With some whispering the pup looked at me with these black eyes to find out “what is whispering to me ?”

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Again the youngster expressed clearly how he was thinking about his little brother… look at his eyes…

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Hahahahaha….and what did the pup do….. yes… standing with his feet on his older brother…right thing to do….

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Puppy back to mommy….

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And if one puppy is doing that…it does not take long for the other one to join

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Just that moment two others were almost starting a fight so Big Mommy had to intervene

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All quiet again and time to be mother again…caring for your babies

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And babies are hungry …all the time so why not find a nipple to suck…

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Without words…. Her expression does say enough

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Puppies…. Drink and have a good life ….byeeeeeee

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End of this story

With a smile on my face I like to say : Happy Pentecost, Beaux Pentecôte, Feine Pfingsten en Fyn Pinkster

Next story….? BC Story about a very very special Mother along the S100


Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: A&E BC Diary Story 12 -Best Mother of KNP-
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Story 12 – BC Diary – Best Mother of KNP -


Welcome to this story. About one of the most special sightings we ever had

We were staying in Satara camp for several days and like I said in one of the previous stories it’s a gamble every time what route to take.
Early morning, 4:30 and waiting for opening of the gate. Very weird to see just 1 more car that time since we are used to a line up almost every morning.

Where to go ? Olifants…? Orpen..? Tshokwane ..? H6 …? Still not sure I turned right and at the very last moment I decided to go to the S100 …why…? I don’t know…. Maybe sixth sense again.
Well, not talking too much…but join us with this great and special sighting.
It’s going to be a longer story but I don’t want you to miss too much… so have a seat… seatbelts on….. wine , beer and popcorn ready…. Let’s Gooooooooooooo

Driving the S100, still a bit dark and about halfway a big smile on our faces… yesssssssss…. Cheetah !!
Still not too much daylight so ISO value high to capture these beauties.

First we saw was this youngster….
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Just captured this one and Elly said “another 2” ….
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The two went off the road and pffffffff joining two more so now 4 in total
(not the best picture but it’s the sighting as it is)

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Just awake and 4 cheetah in front of your eyes is special but …… surprise was not over yet….there is nr 5 on the road

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again, not best quality of picture, but this scene was too sweet to keep it away.

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Where did the youngsters going to…. ? Idd… to their mother

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Family complete….. our eyes of unbelieve… saying things like “ohhhhhhh” and “pfffffffffffff” , “huhhhhhhhhhhh” well, you understand

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Mother Cheetha and 5 cubs !! 6 Cheetah together and knowing there about 200 in KNP this was a real wonder. Elly and I looking into each others eyes saying..”what a trip”.

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It still was quiet, just one more car at that moment and some arriving
Enjoy the family together

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Ohhh I was so happy I could capture all 6 together because the younsters did not really sit down longer then a few seconds …busy all the time… not really relaxed and looking to all directions

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Lovely faces

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Mommy….did you hear that sound ? Where..?

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Next few pictures shows relaxing…laying down…looking around…being allert…

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It felt like being in the middle of a real BC Diary movie…

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In the mean time it was getting better with the light… sun was rising, 5:00 now so almost half an hour with them…
And here we see a very very special Mother
Raising 5 cubs in the S100 area is tough… so many lions around , hyena’s and some leopards.
Herds of buffalo and elephants around….
As you can see the cubs are almost ready for going to live their own lifes.

What a mother she is !!

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Now with nice light os the rising sun quality will improve for making photos

In the mean time there were about 20 cars in the area but we were happy to have a nice position and the Cheetah younsters honoured us with a personal visit

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This was the moment we recognized another forumite…. OWN (onewithnature) in one of the other cars…
OWN – This is specially for you since you had problems with you camera…

This cheetah was paying some special attention to me… curious about the camara pointing to her
so close…. just about 5 meters from my window

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and why not sitting down for a nice photo…. Thanks my friend

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just wondering why they just went to our car spoiling us with nice posing

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With a bit of rising sun light…. How cute and beautiful they are

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If it was not good enough these two were acting as professional models…smileeeee


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We really felt almost guilty since they were spending so much time around us and seeing others cars to get into better position… it was getting busy on the S100…

Thanks for posing cuty…

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Funny, the cubs were coming along one by one to say hello or goodbye
Here another sweety

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And what younsters do normally…is playing… running after each other…they made a nice show…
Too difficult to make pics since they were moving to fast…jumping and tackling each other…
A bit tired and ready for some last pics

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With this picture I like to end this story…bye cheetah… have a good life in Kruger and see you next time

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To express again how special and experienced the Cheetah Mother must be…. Following the S100 , after about 5K we found a large pride of lions… 7 visible on picture, many more around in background …. Big pride again..?

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These situations must have happened many times while raising the cubs

That’s why I call her Best Mother of KNP

End of this story

I hope you enjoyed your drive with me today… and see you next time with ..?


Aat & Elly


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 Post subject: Re: A&E BC Diary Story 12 -Best Mother of S100 & KNP-
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Story 13 – BC Diary – A Real Love Story -


Hi all,

What story to tell after the Cheetah mother ?

Today it’s father’s day in the netherlands and many other countries. So I found a story about love between father and mother, a story also, about expressions and a story where the pictures tell the story so you don’t need much to read… just watch.
Just one remark to many fathers…. Don’t copy all what you see….

Starting the engine and let’s go right from Satara towards Tshokwane.
Coming close to Tshokwane we saw something on the road… normally Hyena’s or Lion.

Yess Lion and just us…. So taking a good position and watch…
A nice couple just in front of us, just waking up with a lovely sunrise…

We heard something like “good morning my love”
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Mmmmm I like your parfume…

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Good morning too my man … I need a few seconds to open my eyes…

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No problem… by the way… it’s father’s day today

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Let me get up and stretch for a moment….

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Pffff father’s day “I know what that means” and trying to walk away…

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“Ohhh he is coming after me, well…it’s a nice day”

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“Mhhh she did not make any breakfast for me so let’s do something else …”

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No much comments needed so have a look at the expressions, specially father’s looks…

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Fathers… this is what you should not do at home… I guess

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Not good for skin ….
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and hairdo….

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No comments on this one

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and this….. well, it did not sound like “roarrrr”

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but…lovely expression

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After ehhhhh …. A good daddy looks around if all is safe….

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What a lovely morning …..

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It’s safe around so a little more sleep…. It’s father’s day isn’t it….

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“thanks for watching Lion father’s day” byeeeeeee

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End of this story

Have a great day if you celebate father’s day….

Next… I don’t known yet, but will find something …….


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 Post subject: A&E Story 14 - At a Distance -
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Story 14 –At a Distance -


Hi all,

Time flies and not just when you’re having fun….

This time no story about a specific animal or group of animals, but about Kruger NP

I was checking my photos of our last trip and decided to select these ones for this post.
It’s not really a story but an impression of some parts of Kruger NP with or without animals.

I named this post “At a Distance” since most pictures were taken at a distance… to combine landscape and animals in their habitat.

Not much narration but ..well…. have a look and see if you like it

Juts arrived in kruger and first sighting was…

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Near Olifants an impression of the river with a group of Hyppo

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Hyppo and Elephants….

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Lion pride in the Lower Sabie area…. Un-aware of us at more then 100 meter

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and the King ….

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Always worth to stop and see them playing

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Where are they looking at…. ?

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“chasing us for 5 km on a small road…”
But, at a distance he is great….

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Just liked this view…. Hope you too

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and another Giraffe painting

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Water, rocks and birds….

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Two of the Big 5 together…

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Driving from Olifants to Satara… dirt road… winding road …enjoying the landscape and then 3 Lions checking who was coming to visit them.

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The long-necks stealing the show again

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This is kruger …. This is Africa

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Another impression of kruger… enriched with an elephant bull

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Lovely view on the river…. Changing all the time… during the seasons

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One of my favorite places…. The Letaba riverbed…. One of the better places to search for and find Tuskers…. Could not resist to make this shot… it makes kruger so beautiful and special place to be

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Another dry riverbed in the north (north of Punda Maria) , sunrise and this lonely jackal

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I liked this one… just enjoying the area and the view when this Cheetah appeared and like us he was enjoying the view too…

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With this sunset including a nice elephant I would like to say… till next story

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End of this story

Next story ? The “making of” a Lion coalition in two parts


Aat & Elly


Many other pictures of last en other trips:
My Wildlife Photography Site
http://www.awv-photography.com


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