Thanks as always folks
Tigger83 , if you click on my shots link in my sig it takes you to a page where you can view all my info on the particular shots .
I use mostly a 70-200 , 400 F5.6 (my favourite) and for the KTP trip I also had the use of a 500 F4(one of those huge things) .
I must admit , Twee riverin really surprised me in what I saw as my only previous trip was to TR and it yielded very little , although I must add that at the time the area was in flood with the nossob road being closed .
After packing up in the midst of a large sand storm which felt like somebody was using a powerful hair dryer set on super hot , I managed to get underway for matta matta at around lunch time (The jackals feeding and another puncture repair , combined with the sand storm held me up a bit from wanting to leave at least 2 hours earlier , not that it was a problem with plenty of time to spare)
The drive in the middle of the sand storm was quite exiting to say the least , with not being able to see very far at times .
It did have a huge advantage as the sand closed a lot of the corrugations in the road which made life easy for my caravan .
The drive was well worth it though as the Matta Matta area is very beautiful , with a lot more trees and an overall softer looking setting than the more southern areas .
The addition of giraffe into the viewing mix is also very nice , and these tall giants look every so sexy in the Kalahari setting .
13th Borehole was the place to be by the look of things , and the resident lion pride had it pretty well camped out on just about every second day .
The camelthorn trees were coming into bloom while I was there , so I pretty much witnessed spring in the Kalahari .
How anything actually turns green and starts flowering , let alone survives in the conditions there amazed me .
This , one of the two dominant males of the 13th coalition (lets call them that) was not camera shy , and even posed absolutely perfectly for me .
He did have a bit of a slobbery demanour though , but I will forgive him because his eyes ever so make up for it .
14th borehole gave me the most interesting experience with respect to tawny eagles , as I watched them courting , plus carrying on with there daily tawny way of living during the course of my week up there .
This is the first in there set of photos , and was my first sighting of them as they squabbled and called to each other .
Early mornings where the best for a variety of reasons , from the great light , to daily wildcat sightings .
This was probably the most interesting of those sightings , with the hardest light to try and capture it in .
The backlit dust created loads of opportunity's to get something a little different .
The springbok where all very busy digging in the riverbeds for bits of roots and other edible items .