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 Post subject: Re: The big five in one photo ??
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:24 pm 
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My best is 2 out 5...lion and ellies near Ngotso last September.

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 Post subject: Re: The big five in one photo ??
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Cant find photos but couldn't get them all in together anyway.
In the greater KNP saw a large male leopard in a tree with a dead (male) warthog. Attracted by the smell of meat, an old male lion approached the sighting but didn't risk climbing the large tree. The next minute a large Bull elephant came and chased the lion off. This was all right next to a section of the Sand River in which two old male Buffaloes were bathing. So 4 out of 5 at one sighting and all males and would you believe it but leaving the area we saw a Bull Rhino about 300m or so away.
This can be the advantage of visiting during winter in the KNP when the animals really congregate next to the rivers :thumbs_up:

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On Sunday at Orpen :D
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I seem to remember seeing a photo on the Forum of 4 of the 5 (no leopard) at a waterhole. :hmz:
Can't remember where the thread was. :wall:


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Nice thread - now to start pulling out all the pics to check.

My most memorable "most in a photo" was a couple of years back near to olifants camp with a little leopard - we affectionately called princess - and her friend an elephant - the below pics tell all!!!!!

We were lucky to come across her a few times on that trip to Kruger and the reason we named her little princess.....madam took a liking to my yaris, and on the 1st occasion we came across her (just before she followed "her" ellie to the tree, she jumped onto the bonnet of my car with her 2 front paws) :big_eyes:....no really!!!!!!!!

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please excuse the blurry bit on this one but i totally had the shakes from giggling at how she kept showing off for her ellie friend
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enjoy xox :whistle:

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Stunning, stunning, stunning!! Lucky fish!! I'm so jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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wow, awesome pics LEIGHVLASSO :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: cats are very amusing creatures :lol:

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I unfortunately don't have a pic, not too sure why except it would have been a very far off shot, but from Mlondozi picnic site a few years back we saw, Ellies, Buffalo, Lions down below and as we left the site there were Rhino walking towards the dam so if we had waited a little while longer it would have been 4 out of 5. :D

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What an exiting stories and pictures.
Here is my pic. Not so exiting but still 3 out of 5 is not a bad score.
It was during the Metsi Metsi trail. We were on our way to a sundowner at Nkumbe when we saw this.

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 Post subject: Re: The big five in one photo ??
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In august this year we saw An elephant chasing a herd of Buffalo...

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And 4 White Rhino, with an ellie in the background

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We also saw a leopard in a tree with Buffalo underneath but I only got a pic of the leopard, we did get a video with the buffs underneath... but that doesn't help, does it... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The big five in one photo ??
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Seen at Kumana dam on 6 August 2010

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Does 2 leopards + 3 buffaloes = big 5 :wink:

This was a mating pair and we were there for about 15 minutes before the buffs turned up and spoiled the fun

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 Post subject: Re: The big five in one photo ??
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Thanks for an awesome sequence of photos.

Just wonderful !! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: The big five in one photo ??
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These three were seen on the H10 above the Mlondozi turnoff. The rhino is under the tree on the right with just his hindquarters sticking out.

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Lion and leopard near Lower Sabie. The leopard is in front of the bottom bushes - just his head can be seen. Very small in the foto but i think the leopard was very pleased he was so far away.

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:clap: JEG

btw there are 2 Rhinos on the left as well with just HQ's visible? Or are those Buffs, they look much bigger than the other Buff on the right!

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 Post subject: Re: The big five in one photo ??
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JJ - it was a couple of years ago but i think we only saw the 1 rhino - i think the other hindqtrs on the left were 2 big buffalo bulls. The buff near the rhino was a youngster hence the size diff


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