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Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:52 pm 
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Hallo every one. I have seen my firts Eland and Black Rhino today after searching for 30years. :D
The Eland were a small herd of about 10. They crossed the road at Ship mountain on the Voortrekker road. They kept on running to the foothills of the mountain.
The black rhino were next to the tar road 1km south of Afsaal and had a baby with her. :clap:


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Hi Jumbo,

I LOVE your Eland pic!! :clap: The composition of the photo is brilliant!! :mrgreen:

I took this eland pic in Pafuri in KNP. Not the best photo, (It was a cloudy and cold day!) but definately evidence they do occur in Kruger!

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j-ms in september 2005 wrote:
One of the cutest things about Eland are their "clicky" knees. The joints in their knees make a clicking sound when they walk so, at night particularly, it is often that you hear them before you see them.

Now why would that be? Well, actually:

To demonstrate their sexual prowess....

Read all about it!

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Well,
for the lovers of Eland here a link to a page on my website with Eland
Hope you like it.
http://www.studio-aat.com/za2008/knp0808_001.htm

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Hi Jumbo,

I LOVE your Eland pic!! :clap: The composition of the photo is brilliant!! :mrgreen:

I took this eland pic in Pafuri in KNP. Not the best photo, (It was a cloudy and cold day!) but definately evidence they do occur in Kruger!

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We saw 9 Elands on the Tropic of Capricorn loop in KNP. One looks very poorly though :(

It took us ages to believe they were Eland as we didn't even know they were in Kruger except very ocasionally in the north.

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We saw this bull close to the path as we were walking to the confluence viewpoint in Mapungubwe early one morning last November. He walked sedately towards us then suddenly put his head down and charged!
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We ran and fortunately he stopped tho my SO was cross I didn't get a better pic....


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Laksman and I had the opportunity to spend the last weekend at Tsendze. :dance: Yesterday, we went to one of my favourite (if not all time favourite) spots in Kruger. The place has yet to disappoint me in 10 visits or so!! The place is the waterhole at Tihongonyeni on the Tropic of Capricorn (S143) drive.

We saw this absolute beauty. Look at the hairy forehead, although his dewlap is small.

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He had 20 other animals in his herd. Sorry about pic quality, but they were some distance away

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But this is not all. We had two other rarities hanging around! IMHO, this could easily be the antelope pic of my life. I don’t think I would ever see this again.

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Eland, Roan, Tsetsebe


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Skopsie! What a sighting! :big_eyes: Especially that last one - three scarce ones in the same picture indeed!

And about the eland - interesting that one also gets bulls, adult bulls, even dominant ones, without the lock of hair on the forehead.

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That pic of the Eland, Tsessebe and Roan together is more special than a pic with all of the big 5 in one location together!


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Wow Skopsie! :big_eyes: :clap:
What a pic - Roan, Eland and Tsessebe together! :thumbs_up:
You won`t find many people who got a pic like that!

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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:56 pm 
Welcome, Canis Lupis! (I see you can recognise history in the making when you see it!) 8)

Skopsie - that is "awards stuff"!

Unheard of, especially at this time of year! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

One would maybe have gotten that during droughts 20 years ago... :hmz:

Will certainly visit your "spot" in July! Thank you so much!


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Super picture Skopsie of the Eland, Roan and Tsessebe. Saw my first Eland there in Dec 2007 but it was about 1 km from the road. It's a good spot near that waterhole. I've seen all 3 on different occasions and once there, they seem to hang around for quite a while. Also saw ostrich there a few years ago. Had sightings of individual Elands 3 times on that trip - S143, just north of Shingwedzi and then near Klopperfontein Drift on the H1-8. On the last occasion I was driving south and as I looked out of the side window an Eland was trotting on the grass alongside the car. I stopped to get my camera and it jumped straight over the road. The only picture I got was of it's rear end dissappearring into the bush. Still waiting for a decent picture. Bond UK


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Seen yesterday on the S143 Tihongonyeni Waterhole...a herd of about 35 Eland..

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And another closer pic..

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About this and many more great sightings read my daily blog! :D

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what an amazing sighting Mgoddard!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: and great pictures

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Saw my 1st Eland in KNP since the mid-80's on 16 June 2009. A beautiful bull on the S61 less than 2km from Klopperfontein dam.
No pics though, I decided to just enjoy the sighting :D

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