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 Post subject: Re: Joyride with the Bateleurs
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wow, superb Lioness :dance:
and the Honey Badger :hmz: in bad mood :dance:
:clap: :clap: :clap:

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Catch up time .........superb report and great sightings and images!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The Lioness and Honey badger are very special!!!! :cam: :cam:

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I am so :mrgreen: that you saw the honey badger, Pumbaa.

Great pics :dance: :dance:

Lovely sleeping lioness too - like my cats at home.

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Hi Pumbaa :D :D

How exciting to see a honey badger :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I also got a giggle imagining the line of humans and their cameras following the HB around camp :lol:

But because I am absolutely lion crazy at the moment, I mostly love your sleeping beauty sighting :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Just like my kitty at home, even when they are sleeping, I could watch and admire them for hours :thumbs_up:

Ready for more :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Great lioness road block.... :thumbs_up:

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Just read your report from start to finish and really enjoyed every page. you had great sightings and Timol's photo's are brilliant. Many thanks.

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Carol g wrote:
Great honey badger and lazy lion pics Pumbaa, thanks for sharing :gflower:


Never saw a HB that close - It was stunning :thumbs_up:

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Pumbaa,

Another wonderful jam packed episode with gorgeous pics. :clap: :clap:

Family member sure made a good :cam: 8)

Wow!!! Honey Badger stunning photos. :thumbs_up:

Then the coolest Lion :cam: :clap: :clap: ...Pity about the behaviour of some peeps :wall:

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Nearly all days we spent in Satara were incredible 8) :P


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Kaapsedraai wrote:
Pumbaa, what brilliant series of :cam: 's? :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just love the birdies and you have captured them beautifully. :thumbs_up:

The HB is my favourite - that facial expression.... :dance:

Then the series of the lion poses - and all the faces, excellently captured. :clap:

Thank you for sharing and real :popcorn: -stuff


Never realized how long the claws of the HB were until seeing by my own eyes :big_eyes:

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Great Honey Badger sighting and pictures Pumbaa and Timon! :clap: :clap:

The Zebra looks stunning on the green grass! :dance: :dance:

Love your sleeping Lioness sighting! The one amongst the flowers and long grass is superb! :clap: :clap:


Nearly the whole time this one did not leave his position obviously he loved the flowers as well :clap:


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Cape of Storms wrote:
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So many awesome pictures!!! Lions are amazing. Love the Honey B. They certainly provide excitement to all around!


More golden kittie pictures will come up soon and then there was also the next day...... :whistle:

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wow, superb Lioness :dance:
and the Honey Badger :hmz: in bad mood :dance:
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The honey badger did not like the fuss around same :?


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Jan van Wyk wrote:
Catch up time .........superb report and great sightings and images!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The Lioness and Honey badger are very special!!!! :cam: :cam:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


We had more special sightings nearly the whole time we spent at Satara :thumbs_up:

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I am so :mrgreen: that you saw the honey badger, Pumbaa.

Great pics :dance: :dance:

Lovely sleeping lioness too - like my cats at home.


This sighting was incredible although I do prefer seeing them outside the camp :dance:


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Hi Pumbaa :D :D

How exciting to see a honey badger :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I also got a giggle imagining the line of humans and their cameras following the HB around camp :lol:

But because I am absolutely lion crazy at the moment, I mostly love your sleeping beauty sighting :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Just like my kitty at home, even when they are sleeping, I could watch and admire them for hours :thumbs_up:

Ready for more :popcorn: :popcorn:


To satisfy your lion craziness please have a watchful here to this topic :tongue: It was a Saturday evening and the bungalows around the perimeter were full so consequently that much people were running behind the honey badger :lol:

john n poppy wrote:
Great lioness road block.... :thumbs_up:

John


And the roadblock was not yet over :whistle:

hoyle wrote:
Just read your report from start to finish and really enjoyed every page. you had great sightings and Timol's photo's are brilliant. Many thanks.


WoW - I am impressed and pleased and Timon is also saying thank you as well :dance: :dance: :dance:


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Hey Pumbaa, what a lovely big Badger with some great pics!

Love the baby Ellies, just too cute!

What a very chilled out Lioness! Great sighting and happy you had the best view!

Also great photos of the Vulture and Kingfisher!

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Hey Pumbaa, what a lovely big Badger with some great pics!

Love the baby Ellies, just too cute!

What a very chilled out Lioness! Great sighting and happy you had the best view!

Also great photos of the Vulture and Kingfisher!


That baby ellie was in the mood for some action and was so cute :dance:


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After only one click of the passengers in all the cars which decided to follow the first one into the veld the quietness came back and the interrupted sleep could be continued.

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Time also for us to grant our fingers and arms a pause and to sip the last drops of our nearly lukewarm coffee

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and also the lioness went back into the obligatory daydreaming modus

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whereas her companion was nearly the whole time this sighting already lasted stoically looking into one direction sometimes with shut eyes and sometimes with open eyes but still with elevated head - a majestic gesture already at that young age!

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and even a bit snootily - simply the way a future King might to represent himself

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whereas the lioness was still blocking the road and did not let somebody pass - Obviously they know already how to let people dance to their tunes

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At least the younger male watched his princess now with a bit more alertness

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although her favourite aim this early - and even sunny morning - was to sleep as deep and as long as possible

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and even the upcoming sun must have disturbed her finally as she was now hiding her eyes behind her paw

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and now it was only a short question of time until she might clear the road and joined her companion or even more lions which, however, stayed invisible for us!

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As soon as the lioness finally stood up and trotted closer to her companion in the high grass, engines started and soon the traffic jam cleared up and we were nearly the only car still left so we allowed ourselves a couple of portraits with meanwhile glowing fingers because of the permanent clicks.

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Both lions meanwhile lied down a bit farer away from the road into the wet and high grass but still were extreme good visible so some latecomers would still have the honour in having a great time with them

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but as we took meanwhile enough pictures we waved a final good bye to them. Finally we found again lions whilst staying at Satara and they even occurred on the S100 which is not always the case!

We then decided to drive the S41 until N’wanetsi picnic spot and then drive back the way we just came and back via the S90 but it came totally different. On one of the low water bridges where we love to stay and watch the surroundings we discovered after only a while because they are always so very well camouflaged a group of water dikkops

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and then the usual suspect appeared on the scene such as plenty of waterbucks which we do always find in masses in the Satara area,

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a Wahlberg’s eagle and for sure zebras and here the youngster always do entertain us,

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especially when posing together with Mom.

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to be continued with the rest of that stunning morning drive.......


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