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Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...

Unread postby LarissaVW » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:46 am

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P/Kop 5 Jan Tambotie 6-13 Jan 2013

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Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...

Unread postby LarissaVW » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:24 pm

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Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...

Unread postby LarissaVW » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:00 am

my intention was to get the perfect bum shot of the family of warties, and then the impi got in the way! but still a cute shot...
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another cute young one...
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pure grace...
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Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...

Unread postby LarissaVW » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:05 am

and another feeding....
there were 4 Ground Hornbills, walking up and down, but they kept on returning to the same spot behind a little shrub. We realized they were feeding on insects... then I just had to be patient... I kept my camera pointed, zoomed and focus, waiting for a nice shot... (it was very far away though...)
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Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...

Unread postby LarissaVW » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:22 am

Martial Eagle... a beauty!
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and another big set of tusks worth a pic and a mention...
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P/Kop 5 Jan Tambotie 6-13 Jan 2013

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Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...

Unread postby LarissaVW » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:49 am

Day 8... the last day in Kruger

Our last early morning drive... It started to rain the previous evening, and it was still raining. We did not have much hope of seeing anything....

and then....

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"As one person, I can not change the world, but I can change the world of one person."

P/Kop 5 Jan Tambotie 6-13 Jan 2013

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Re: The Therapeutic Trip to Tamboti...

Unread postby LarissaVW » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:06 pm

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In the very first shot, you can see impala in the road, in the back ground. The impala went off the road, to the left.
After marking his territory, the male lion disappeared into the bushes to our left. The female stayed behind, crouching on the side of the road....
Naturally, we thought he will herd the impala in her direction... so we waited.

unfortunately some of the cars coming from the front, were not as patient....
any case, eventually the female just got up, and walked off to the left as well...

We found the male crouching next to the road, more or less where he went in... So, no hunt to film, no kill ...
but still a pretty awesome sighting for our last morning!

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"As one person, I can not change the world, but I can change the world of one person."

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