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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:10 pm

Soon we were not only surronded by ellies but tourists as well....


Fortunately the ellies were very relaxed and crossed the round around and through all the vehicles

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:02 pm

We proceeded left at the low water bridge ...

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:07 pm

And then left onto S83 Marula loop.

A traffic jam....

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I parked behind a bush...lions were lying far from the road doing what they do best, so no need to have prime spot....left the space for those desperate to see Lion.

Soon moved on and then looking back...aha some movement....

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:13 pm

Another little one :D

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Proceeding on the H1-2 we were happy to have seen the big5 on our first day.

But time was running out so back via H12 and H4-1 aiming to exit at Paul Kruger Gate.

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:18 pm

A proud Kudu...a big one this time :D

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SO captured a pair of Yellow Billed Kites

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:20 pm

And last pics of the day...

So's pic ....

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My pic of a concerned looking guy...watching the last rays of sunshine......over his kingdom....

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:56 pm

27 September 2012

Entered at Phabeni Gate again.

Stayed on tar road headed for Skukuza, high water bridge to Satara, then out at Orpen Gate.

First up a Hamerkop in the river bed on entering the park.

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Then a Wahlberg's Eagle ? first time I have id'ed this eagle :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:02 pm

Big 5 viewing started early

All SO's pics

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I particularly like the composition of this one of the elie ...... can you see it?

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:05 pm

Up past Skukuza a lonely Waterbuck

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:07 pm

Before the tablets

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:09 pm

Some strange behaviour, a Kudu attacked a bush...??

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:12 pm

At Tshokwane this Yellow Billed Kite kept circling overhead

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:15 pm

the local scavengers produced some opportunities for some portrait pics.....some patience and stalking required :whistle: :whistle:

the 2 stars....

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:15 pm

eyes glazed over...

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

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