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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:02 pm

25 Sep 2012 Phabeni Gate

General plan for the day was enter Phabeni Gate and head towards Lower Sabie.

Turned up on S3 and soon up was a small herd of buffs

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:04 pm

So's pics

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:06 pm

and some of mine...

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:14 pm

and then turn...yes....no...yes right onto the S4

vehicle parked .....what have they seen?

YES!!!!

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pulled up too far hoping for best angle...

within seconds of our stopping we were already 5 or 6 vehicles

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:20 pm

within seconds of our arrival Leopard was on its way down

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:23 pm

I saw which direction he was headed...and we moved forward....the only vehicle to keep track of his movements

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:24 pm

a spot the animal pic.....

he moved along deeper into the bush...marked a tree and then disappeared...

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:29 pm

back on theS1...female Kudu posed

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and my pics

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:34 pm

some friedly Impalas

this one posing with a Fork-tailed Drongo for SO

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and some for me

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:40 pm

SO got 'close up' of this Steenbokkie

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mine a full body shot

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:45 pm

I saw the road marker for Lake Panic, told SO this is the spot where all those fantastic bird pics have been taken...We headed for our first ever visit to LP....

Car park not yet at max so we entered the walk way.....which offered some close up pics

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:46 pm

distant cousin...

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:47 pm

an itchy Bushbuck

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:53 pm

And then we entered the hide....

A very familiar sight opened up for us .....thanks to the LP thread....

not only was the view impressive but also the camera kit pointing out over the water....

what was on offer at 13h00?

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Re: KNP to KNP in September 2012

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:34 pm

anne-marie wrote:. :hmz: me too... I missed your TR :redface:
and releve...
Rock Kestrel, BEF in KNP ???, Montagn Zebras, Swallow at Mokala
Elands, Roans, Sables, Black Wildebeests, WHITE Springboks
and the kiss from the Impala to the Drongo :clap: :clap: :clap:

and you spoke about Gert (from Grootkolk)... where is he now ? in another park ?
I didn't see him in September at Nossob (where it was last) :hmz:

thank you Richard to share your travel, wonderful travel :dance: :clap:


Welcome also anne-marie :thumbs_up:

yes BEF in Karoo NP

Yes Gert is in another park. Gert had been at Lilydale in Mokala for about a month when we saw him, transferred from KTP.


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