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Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Stickman360 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:33 am

Question:

If you had the choice to select the location for a new webcam, where would you have it and why?

Very interested to what everyones responses are going to be so if you have more than one location in mind please post all of them.

I'd have to agree with James of the jungle in a previous topic of mine, a webcam at sunset dam would be insane!! only issue would be lighting at night. But the variety that you would see during the day would be fantastic.

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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby DuQues » Fri May 25, 2012 9:36 am

Actually I would not put it in KNP at all.

Mountain Zebra, Mapungubwe or Marakele would be my choices...
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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby GlenD » Fri May 25, 2012 10:06 am

Sunset dam as well as anywhere around Shingwedzi and Mopani

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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Safari Gal » Fri May 25, 2012 10:47 am

Bobbejaankrans and sunset dam
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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby GJ » Fri May 25, 2012 11:12 am

SunsetDam

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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Rooies » Fri May 25, 2012 12:39 pm

The ideal would be to have at least one webcam in every park. There will be very different scenery, different animals and a lot more to learn.
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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Duke Ellieton » Fri May 25, 2012 2:29 pm

Well we could put anywhere we want....


....we have aproject for a Mobile Webcam :wink:

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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Carla + Tony » Sat May 26, 2012 7:31 am

I would like to see some sort of mobile web cam and transmit live from anywhere in the park.


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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby forestgump » Sat May 26, 2012 8:48 am

Klopperfontein or Ngotso or Clifton beach :twisted:
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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Sat May 26, 2012 2:30 pm

Clifton beach gets my vote too as I would love to watch the ships making their winter migration onto the beach!

Joking aside, TMNP would be great for the elusive Caracal sightings..
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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Nicolette » Sat May 26, 2012 6:29 pm

Well I think Sunset dam nr Lower Sabie might be a good place Maybe too big though?
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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Rookie2009 » Sat May 26, 2012 8:13 pm

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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Sat May 26, 2012 11:10 pm

Presumably Sanparks would only realistically put webcams where there is year round water?
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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun May 27, 2012 6:57 am

I would also say Mapungubwe.

In Kruger, Sunset dam could be a birders delight. It would have to be a roving cam though to focus on the little flying creatures.

Punda hide is another place where I have been spoilt.

Graham, when you said Clifton beach, I thought that you had other animals in mind :lol: :lol: :lol:

Walter Sisulu botanical gardens had a cam focused on their breeding Eagles. It drew a lot of attention and did a lot to bring awareness. Perhaps a Hyena den, or some other fairly territorial animal could be the focus of a webcam. I could watch baby Hyenas play forever. 8)

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Re: Where would you put a webcam in the KNP?

Unread postby Rooies » Sun May 27, 2012 8:59 am

forestgump wrote:Klopperfontein or Ngotso or Clifton beach :twisted:


Sandy bay will also be good. 'Bird' watching will be nice :whistle:
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